Madrid (EFE) : the trans law and the abortion reform, which will return to Congress for final ratification.
Both texts will have the necessary support to circumvent the vetoes presented by PP and Vox and will be approved in plenary session by the Senate, along with the agreed amendments, so the two laws will have to return to Congress for final approval.
The reform of the abortion law, which seeks to guarantee the right to this benefit in public health and eliminate the requirement of parental permission for minors under 16 and 17 years of age, will go ahead with an amendment promoted by the PSOE to prevent women from who wish to terminate their pregnancy are subjected to unscientific practices to condition their decision, such as listening to the fetal heartbeat or seeing a 4D ultrasound.
An amendment that seeks to “shield” the right to terminate a pregnancy and avoid initiatives such as those led by Vox in Castilla y León, guaranteeing that the woman who wishes to abort receives only essential and relevant clinical information.
The debate on this law also coincides with the meeting of the Constitutional Court which, after almost 13 years, is addressing the PP’s appeal against the deadline law promoted in 2010 by the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
Populares and Vox also flatly reject the trans bill, a rule whose processing has not been without controversy and which once again confronted the PSOE and Unidas Podemos.
The norm was approved in Congress without the PSOE amendment that requested that minors under 16 have judicial authorization to change their sex in the registry, a proposal that the Socialists have not raised again in the Upper House.
The trans law project, which will allow the change of sex in the registry from the age of 16 without the need for treatment or medical or psychological reports, must return to Congress for its final approval, since the Senate has introduced “technical corrections” to the text in progress.
One of them involves simply changing the term “procedures” to “processes” in an article. The second correction involves deleting the possibility that officials can request a leave of absence for “intragender violence.”
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.