Madrid, Spain, Nov 29, 2017 / 00:00 am
Spain's National Court has ruled that the Family Planning Federation, a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood International, can no longer be designated as a "public service organization" in Spain.
Under Spanish law, an organization qualified as a public service organization receives numerous tax, economic, administrative and legal benefits.
The Spanish subsidiarity of the International Planned Parenthood Federation lost its designation in May 2016, when it was discovered the group had been illegally financed for seven years. The National Court temporarily reinstated the designation after reforms were promised.
However, on Nov. 25 the National Court definitively revoked FPF's public service organization status, ruling in favor of an appeal issued by Minister of the Interior, and the Christian Lawyers Association which sought to have the international organization disqualified.