Spanish abortion law comes under threat as opposition groups win judicial review

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 06 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3606
  1. María de Lago
  1. 1Madrid

    A new law that legalises abortion on demand in Spain for the first time and came into force on July 5 could be suspended and delayed for months or years as opposition groups demand a judicial review.

    Two appeals have been lodged with the Spanish Constitutional Court, which has the power to abolish laws it finds unconstitutional. The appeals are from the conservative Popular Party—the strongest group in opposition—and the regional government of Navarre. The court has agreed to review the law and has set a two week deadline …

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