Madrid, Spain, Oct 13, 2004 / 22:00 pm
In the wake of an investigative report by the UK’s The Sunday Telegraph uncovering illegal late-term abortions obtained by British women at a Barcelona clinic, several pro-life groups released information on other similar cases in Spain, calling for an end to “abortion tourism.”
According to Jose Maria Simon , president of the Christian Doctors of Catalonia (CDC), the report published in the British newspaper was the fruit of investigations by various Spanish organizations that defend “the culture of life.”
Simon did not specify the source of information published in The Sunday Telegraph on abortions performed at the Ginemedex clinic in Barcelona, but he said similar reports would be forthcoming in the US media.
Likewise, he lamented that lawsuits against abortion clinics in Barcelona and elsewhere in Spain have not been processed and have been archived. “Sometimes, the prosecutor who is considering the lawsuit is one mood, and the judge in another,” Simon told the Spanish daily ABC. “There is fraud taking place in Spain. You can get an abortion up to the ninth month, if you pay.”