Spain to liberalise abortion laws – hurrah for equality and common sense

Posted by irresponsibility

I love Spain. And I’m damn proud of it, too, for publicly pursuing a liberalised abortion policy. What a giddy delight to see a nation actively seeking to establish rights, freedom and respect for women – unlike, say, America.

“We can’t have a situation where a woman who needs to terminate a pregnancy can have legal problems…. [we must] guarantee the fundamental rights and legality of women and the professionals who attend them,” says Bibiana Aido – the Minister for Equality (Spain has a minister for equality – hurrah!)

God, I love the PSOE. Gay marriage, abortion rights, Carma Chacón – the pacifist woman Defence Minister (who took the post when seven months pregnant) and the rather dashing President, Jose Luis Zapatero. The mousy conservatism of Anglo-Saxon politics pales in comparison.


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5 thoughts on “Spain to liberalise abortion laws – hurrah for equality and common sense

  1. Pingback: Spanish ‘neo-con’ Aguirre re-elected president of Madrid – a bad day for liberal politics « irresponsibility

  2. oh yes. i know. but in the grand scheme of things, i’ll take ‘significant advances in social justice and equality’ over ‘after-hours parties’ any old day of the week.

    geez. am i showing my age? 😉

  3. On the topic of abortion, even many people who defend the possibility of legal abortions, they say they are not pro-abortion, but they don’t want to punish women who are in this difficult situation. In Germany a curious thing has happened. Something that reflects that legal abortion affects adversely to the country. And also that the change is possible: you can promote a culture of life with the support of the citizens, when really there is a real wish of avoid abortions. Since the liberalization of abortion in this country, the number of abortions is officially four million. For that reason, among others, children are seen as an unintended effect of having sex. Many people thought it was necessary to promote greater social acceptance of children in an aging society. And civil society acted, without waiting for action by the State to promote births. They joined several media organizations in a campaign. Interestingly, after the campaign, the birth rate has risen in Germany. The video is exciting. Look here: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=SztG8JpxvHY
    Santiago Chiva (Granada, Spain)

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