Spain Going Backwards on Abortion Rights Under PP: Malformation of Fetus Removed from Abortion Reasons

No coathanger abortions – Photo copyright Robert Couse-Baker, Creative Commons License

Like I’ve said before, I can’t understand why so many Spaniards voted for the Popular Party (PP). A far-right political party that, in only its first few months in office, has proven so incredibly damaging to Spain in just about every way, many Spaniards are now realizing what a terrible mistake they made.

Women, however, are soon going to realize just how damaging that mistake was, when they try to get an abortion in the case of being diagnosed with carrying a malformed fetus. That will soon be taken off the laws, as one of the legitimate reasons for a legal abortion in Spain.

At least according to Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón.

Spain has already spent decades being far behind the rest of Europe in abortion rights, but now the PP are going to make sure it goes backwards again. It’s only in the last two years, in fact, when the Socialist administration passed abortion laws in Spain to bring it in line with the rest of Europe that Spain began to look more ‘modern’.

The PP, however, plan to review the current abortion system brought in by the Socialist government and, if you have any brain at all, you know they’re going to do everything they can to axe it.

So tell me Spanish women, and some men — why did you vote for these people in the first place?

They have been in power for only a few months yet the Spanish economy is now in far worse shape than it was when they started. Spain’s borrowing costs are rising by the day, Spanish banks are in danger of collapsing, it’s now looking likely Spain will need a bailout by the EU and, oh by the way, if you want to get an abortion in Spain, that’s not likely to happen after this year ends.

The Popular Party good for Spain, good for Spain’s economy, good for Spanish women’s rights? What planet are you living on?