The president of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, lost on Tuesday the reform to the abortion law that would be analyzed in parliament.
Rajoy made the announcement making it clear that “the announced modification of forcing parental consent for those under 18 years of age will be maintained.”
The Prime Minister explained that he was withdrawing the reform due to a lack of consensus to approve it.
“We are facing an issue that affects the deep convictions of all citizens, and it is an issue that must be taken, and I certainly take it very seriously,” said Rajoy during the World Communication Forum that is being held in Madrid.
The reform intended to prohibit abortion except in cases of rape or when the health of the mother is at serious risk.
Currently in Spain any woman can abort in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, extendable to 22 weeks when there is a risk to the health of the mother or a congenital defect with the fetus.