The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayusodefends that minors under 16 and 17 years of age who want to have an abortion inform their parents, regardless of the fact that this opinion should not be binding and, above all, is against the creation of “black lists” of doctors who do not want to carry out these practices, something that the Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, has defended this week.
The position of the president of the Community of Madrid is that women aged 16 and 17 who want to undergo an abortion inform their parents but, in the event that they oppose the interruption of the pregnancy, minors They can go ahead with their decision. The leader of the autonomous Executive defends that, in the case of abortions, a decision should not be made in the family that is contrary to the wishes of the young woman, but that the parents should be informed about it.
Of course, the first goal is to have to get to these situations. Thus, it is important to influence awareness campaigns to prevent pregnancies. Díaz Ayuso’s position is that aboard should not be used as a contraceptive method. It is a practice that must be safe and infrequent. Education and awareness among young people should be the main guides to prevent unwanted pregnancies from occurring. “We cannot let these alarming numbers of abortions continue,” the president of the Community of Madrid assured a few days ago.
Ayuso, in addition, is totally opposed to the existence of “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 week by the Council of Ministers, because making it “goes against his Hippocratic oath to try to prolong life.”
The Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, has defended this Tuesday the “right of all women to interrupt their pregnancy in the nearest public center.” “There will always have to be staff available,” she said after the Council of Ministers. The rule – which has been processed urgently to skip the report of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) – will force the autonomous communities to create a registry of health objectors who do not want to carry out the voluntary interruption of pregnancy so that in public services there are always enough professionals to be able to practice it. It is a record that, logically, has generated a bitter controversy in the medical community.