Madrid (EFE) .
The Equality Commission of the Upper House will study both projects, the vetoes presented by the PP and by Vox and the hundreds of registered amendments so that the two laws are ready for debate in plenary session next week.
The abortion reform seeks to guarantee access to voluntary termination of pregnancy in public health and eliminate the need for minors under 16 and 17 years of age to have parental permission, a requirement introduced by the PP in 2015.
Among the proposed amendments, the PSOE proposal to its partners to “shield” the right to terminate a pregnancy and avoid initiatives such as those led by Vox in Castilla y León stands out, guaranteeing that the woman who wishes to abort will receive only the essential clinical information and pertinent and that practices that are far from scientific evidence will be avoided.
Along with the vetoes of the PP and Vox, which ask that the reform project not continue to be processed due to “unnecessary” and “hasty”, among other reasons, the groups have presented 186 partial amendments.
Populares and Vox also flatly reject the trans bill, which reached the Senate after receiving the go-ahead from Congress on December 22 and after opening cracks in the PSOE and in the feminist movement.
The norm was approved without the PSOE amendment that confronted the government partners and that requested that minors under 16 have judicial authorization to change their sex in the registry, a proposal that the Socialists do not raise again in the Upper House.
249 amendments to the project have been registered, among which are several registered jointly by ERC, EH-Bildu, the PNV, the Izquierda Confederal group and Junts to, among other things, guarantee that the portfolio of common services of the System Nacional de Salud covers “the different necessary treatments related to the transition processes”.
They also demand rights for non-binary people – who do not identify themselves as women or men – and ask that they be able to leave the relative mention of sex blank in official documents, just like intersex people.
The text recognizes the will of the person as the only requirement to change sex in the registry from the age of 16. Minors between 16 and 14 years of age will have to be assisted by their parents or guardians, and the intervention of a judge will only be necessary for the registration change when they are between 14 and 12 years of age.