Madrid, Spain, May 13, 2022 / 14:50 pm
Spain’s coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez intends to propose a bill that would legalize abortion without parental consent for 16 and 17 year old children.
Sources in the Ministry of Equality have confirmed to the EFE news agency that the text is in the last phase of negotiation in the government, formed by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party and Unidas Podemos, and that the Council of Ministers are expected to approve it May 17.
After approval by the cabinet, the bill would be introduced to the Congress of Deputies.
The draft bill would eliminate a three day waiting period before procuring abortion, during which the mother is informed of the rights, benefits, and public assistance for motherhood and getting an abortion.