.- The State Coordinator of Feminist Organizations in Spain said this week that since 13-year-old girls can legally engage in sexual relations in Spain, âthen they should also have the right to decide about the consequences of those relations,â without input from their parents.
The State Coordinator of Feminist Organizations sent 12,145 signatures to the Spanish Congress this week opposing the proposed reform of abortion laws, arguing that abortion on demand up to the fourteenth week is âclearly insufficientâ and that the proposed reform does not guarantee legal protection for women and health care professionals who perform abortions.
Yolanda Iglesias, the spokesperson for the office, said one of the organizationâs complaints is that the law should be broader. âWe want the governmentâs reform not to be so restrictive, so that it truly can be one of the most advanced norms in Europe, as Socialist lawmakers assert it is,â she said.
The feminist groups also oppose requiring doctorâs approval for abortions between the fourteenth and twenty-second week of pregnancy, claiming the requirement leaves âthe decision about health and maternity in the hands of others.â âFor this reason we are sure that many pregnant women will travel to more permissive countries or will seek out clandestine abortions,â they said.