On 23 September 2014, Mariano Rajoy’s government abandoned a draft law seeking only to authorise abortion in cases of danger to health, life-threatening situations to the woman or following rape.
There was strong international opposition to this draft law. A new draft law seeking to limit the number of abortions is about to be examined by Parliament over the next few days.
Parental consent for disabled women and minors wishing to have an abortion would be mandatory. These women would always have the option of turning to the courts in the event of refusal, but this could be “a heavy and often long drawn out process“.