Friday, December 20, 2013
Plan to Reinstate Abortion Ban in Spain Sparks Fury
The Guardian: Spain's plan to reform abortion laws attacked as 'serious step backwards', by Ashifa Kassam:
People's party sparks fury with plan to tighten laws by allowing abortion only in cases of rape or risk to mother's health
The Spanish government is expected to present sweeping reforms to the country's liberal abortion laws this Friday, ushering in changes that women's groups are already calling a "serious step backwards".
While the full draft of the reforms has yet to be tabled, the ruling People's party has said it favours returning to a system where abortion will only be allowed in the case of rape or when there is a risk to the physical or mental health of the mother. . . .