Press Release, New York – World Youth Alliance commends the government of Spain for their bold action to protect the right to life. The newly proposed bill, under the leadership of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, limits access to abortion. Under the current law, abortion has been legal without restrictions up to 14 weeks in pregnancy, and up to 22 weeks in case of fetal deformities. The new bill that the government approved at last Friday’s cabinet meeting will outlaw the procedure except in ‘exceptional cases of rape, protecting the life of the mother and fetal deformities’.
This is an important step forward to protect the dignity of every person in Spain, particularly the youngest and most vulnerable. The courage of the Spanish government in protecting this basic human right is applauded by the members of the World Youth Alliance.