Abortion – 500 Portuguese women a year opt for Spain
Ten years after the decriminalisation of abortion in Portugal, each year around 500 Portuguese women have been travelling to Spain to end their pregnancy. The two reasons given are privacy and ‘having passed the legal deadline.’
According to the Spain’s abortion clinic association, ACAIVE, the majority of Portuguese women who choose to have an abortion in their neighboring country do so because they have been pregnant for more than ten weeks, the deadline under the Portuguese law which came into force on July 15, 2017.
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