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

SPAIN – #Aborto sin Acoso (Abortion without harassment)

Harassment of women and professionals working in specialist abortion clinics is a constant event in Spain since the adoption of the first law allowing abortions in 1985. According to El Salto Diario and ACAI, the national association of abortion clinics, more than 8,000 women have experienced harassment and been insulted and intimidated when attending an abortion clinic since 2010. In response to this year’s anti-abortion “40 days for life”, the Plataforma Proderechos was formed and … Continued

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