The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayusohas defended that women aged 16 and 17 who want to undergo an abortion inform their parents but that, in the event that they oppose the interruption of the pregnancy, minors can go ahead with their decision.
“Parents must be informed without any doubt, but it would not occur to me to think that a 16-year-old woman, who is very young, had to continue with a life that she does not want,” explained the president of the Madrid PP questioned by the matter in a radio interview.
However, Díaz Ayuso has underlined the importance of trying not to reach the situation of having to have an abortion, but to focus on prevent unwanted pregnancies from occurring through education and awareness to young people.
“We cannot let these alarming numbers of abortions continue,” he pointed out, while highlighting the birth problem that we are suffering in Spain.
In addition, the Madrid president has been opposed to having “a black list of doctors who do not want to abort”, an extreme included in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Lawbetter known as the Abortion Law, approved this Tuesday in the Council of Ministers, because making it “goes against his Hippocratic oath to try to prolong life.”
In this sense, he has defended that health professionals who want to perform abortions should do so, but he has insisted on protecting the conscientious objection of those who do not want to because forcing them would be “foolish”.
Likewise, Ayuso has positioned himself against eliminating the fact that an abortion has been performed from the medical record because this can lead to health complications in the future.
Thus, in summary, the Madrid president is committed to trying to avoid abortions because they are not “contraceptives to use” through sexual education, protecting the conscientious objection of doctors but, in the event that the pregnancy has not been avoided, that abortion belegal and safe but rare» and, in the case of minors, that their relatives know their intention to abort, that they can «reflect» with her on her decision but that, ultimately, they cannot avoid the intervention if it is the will of the young pregnant woman to abort.