Spain declares access to abortion a woman’s right


It’s official: Spain has declared access to abortion a fundamental women’s right. Women will no longer risk jail for getting an abortion, nor will they have to pretend to suffer from serious mental health issues because of the pregnancy. The Catholic Church is upset about this, and promises to make a fuss.

Link to the article on MSNBC

Strangely enough, abortion is not considered a woman’s right in Canada: it’s been decriminalized and depenalized, but no government so far has dared take a strong stance on saying that it’s perfectly legitimate for women to make the decision to end a pregnancy.