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Spanish conservatives propose controversial “support for maternity law”

19.03.19 / Spain’s conservative Popular Party (PP) has come up with a policy that would see pregnant undocumented migrants able to stay for the duration of their term so long as they give up their child for adoption. They would then be expelled after giving birth.

The opposition party are calling the proposal “support for maternity law”, due to the high number of abortions carried out among “immigrant women who have no resources.” The legislation would link the issues of abortion, immigration and poverty.

The PP’s leader Pablo Casado has been vocal about wanting a return to strict abortion legislation. However after the proposal came under attack from critics he claimed to be a victim of “fake news.”

Full story at El Pais


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