Today: IPPFEN speaks at the European Parliament to defend Spanish women’s right to abortion

19th February 2014

This afternoon, IPPF European Network joins MEPs and civil society actors at the European Parliament to speak against the proposed abortion law reform in Spain. The speeches are taking place at a conference on sexual and reproductive rights, initiated by Spanish MEPs and activists.


The planned law reform by the Spanish conservative government would be a major setback to women’s rights and reproductive health. The reform is based on no public health justification, since the number of abortions performed in Spain has actually declined in recent years. There is no demand from the Spanish society to change the law (according to El Pais, 80% of voters do not agree with the proposed bill). More details on the bill and legal analyses available upon request.