Spain plans to legalise abortion on demand

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 06 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b922
  1. María de Lago
  1. 1Madrid

    Women in Spain will be able to get an abortion on demand up to 12 or possibly 14 weeks of pregnancy for the first time if a proposed law is passed by parliament.

    And under the proposals this time limit will be raised or even removed in cases where the health or life of the woman is at high risk or if the fetus has serious physical abnormalities, malformations, or illness.

    The new criteria for abortion were recommended in a report from a cross party parliamentary subcommittee. The government of the ruling Socialist Workers’ Party will now prepare a law that will be put before parliament before the end of …

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