Spain Prepares To Introduce Menstrual Leave And Limit Regulation On Abortion For Women

Spain is making preparation through the socialist-led coalition government to introduce new regulations for women. The new law will allow women to have up to five days off through severe menstrual stage everyone month and also give women above 16-years the right to abortion without permission from their parents or guardians.

If the draft legislation is approved by the cabinet next week it will ensure abortion is available to all those using the public health system. That menstruation is treated as a proper health issue. This will also abolish the 2017 measure introduced by the conversation People’s party which requires women aged 16 and 17 to seek parental consent for abortions.

The draft legislation, which is due to be approved by the cabinet next week, is intended to ensure that abortion is available to all those using the public health system. That menstruation is treated as a proper health issue.

“It is this government’s duty and its intention to safeguard the right to abortion in the public health system and do away with the obstacles that prevent women from deciding when it comes to their bodies and their lives,” the equality minister, Irene Montero, said in February.

“The voluntary termination of a pregnancy will be guaranteed in all public hospitals. For that to happen, all centres with obstetrics and gynaecology services will need to have staff who guarantee the right to voluntary termination of a pregnancy. We will scrupulously respect the right to conscientious objection and we will make it thoroughly compatible with women’s right to decide when it comes to their bodies.

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