On 17 June 2020, Women on Web reported that their website has been blocked since the end of January 2020 across the whole of Spain. Other countries who were blocking their websites as of 2019 were Brazil, Iran, Turkey, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Spain’s action was adopted without any prior formal notification that they argue conforms to the minimum standards of due process. On 8 June, Women on Web requested the Agencia Española de … Continued

SPAIN – Association of Accredited Abortion Clinics of Spain says all clinics remain open

Given that abortion is recognised as an essential health service by the World Health Organization (WHO), after the declaration of a state of emergency in Spain due to COVID-19 and the reinforcement of lockdown, we want to announce that ACAI’s clinics remain open to ensure that abortion services are available to women who request it. For the time being, this is being guaranteed both through public referral and by the accredited centres. (Las clínicas acreditadas … Continued

SPAIN – Anti-abortion lawyers’ group loses their case against two abortion clinics

The Superior Court of Justice of the Principality of Asturias, the highest court in the Principality, has overturned the ruling of the Provincial Court of Oviedo and found that the publicity materials of the Belladona and Buenavista Clinics are in conformity with the regulations of the Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. The ruling supports the decision of the Ministry of Health in the Principality, who defended the two clinics’ promotional information. The health professionals … Continued

SPAIN – Girl had the right at age 16 to have an abortion without parental consent

On 24 September 2019, a 16-year-old boy put a newborn baby into the river in a working class neighbourhood near Barcelona. Alerted by witnesses, the Catalan police arrested him. It took three days to find the baby’s body. The Catalan daily El Periodico shed new light on the story on 9 January 2020, when they reported that the girl had tried to have an abortion early in her pregnancy but it was refused. She gave … Continued

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