Abortion and your rights
Legal Abortion in Spain
Understand the laws of abortion in Spain and your rights.
Abortion is legal in Spain. Today we have a law that for the first time allows women to decide until the 14th week of gestation whether or not to interrupt their pregnancy. At Centro Médico Aragón we give you safe and legal options to terminate a pregnancy.
If you live in any other country where abortion care may be restricted, you can legally travel to Spain to perform the procedure. We provide specialized medical care for legal and safe abortion through our abortion clinics in Spain. Contact us for more information or to book an appointment.
Price from 340€
What to expect
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you come to have a procedure, so our team will be there to support you at every stage.
More than 70 % d of our patients have their abortion funded by the SNS. If you are not eligible for funding or if you prefer you can pay to have one privately.
If you’re a partner, friend, or family member of someone who’s going to have an abortion, here are some tips on how you can support it.
Abortion Law in Spain
Today we have a law that for the first time allows women to decide until the 14th week of gestation whether or not to interrupt their pregnancy.
This freedom reinforces the recognition of a basic and fundamental right such as the right to have or not to have children. Our current rule combines a period of free will of the pregnant party with specific assumptions; in such a way that the woman may freely interrupt her gestation until week 14 and by fetal or maternal pathology (physical or psychic) until week 22.
In addition, the current legislation in Spain contemplates the possibility of interrupting pregnancy beyond this week 22 (without limit) “when there is a fetal pathology incompatible with life, or when an extremely serious and incurable disease is detected in the foetus at the time of diagnosis and confirmed by a clinical committee”.
The current Spanish law recognizes women’s freedom from abortion.
According to the law in Spain, Spanish women can freely interrupt their gestation until week 14.
This law maintains disruption due to fetal pathology and maternal (physical and psychic) health until week 22.
The new law also provides for the possibility of interrupting pregnancy beyond this week 22 (without limit) when there is a fetal pathology incompatible with life, or when an extremely serious and incurable disease is detected in the foetus at the time of diagnosis and confirmed by a clinical committee.
Organic Law 2/2010,of March 3, on sexual and reproductive health and voluntary termination of pregnancy. BOE-A-2010-3514-4 March 2010
Royal Decree 825/2010, of June 25, on the partial development of Organic Law 2/2010, of March 3, on sexual and reproductive health and voluntary termination of pregnancy. BOE-A-2010-10153-Ministry of the Presidency
Royal Decree 831/2010,of June 25, guaranteeing the quality of care of the provision to the voluntary interruption of pregnancy. BOE-A-2010-10154-Decree Ministry of Health
If you have doubts we can help you, advise you and clarify your doubts, but we can never decide for you.
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Traveling to Spain from abroad
Deciding to have an abortion can be one of the most difficult decisions you can make, even more so if you travel to another country for treatment. We’re here to support you.
For patients traveling from abroad, we know they will have traveled in some way to get to their appointment. You’ll want to get home as soon as possible, but we strongly recommend that you spend the night in the village with friends or family.
There is an increased risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (TVP – blood clots in the legs) for a period of sitting still (such as being on a long drive or plane) after surgery and during pregnancy. For this reason, we do not recommend taking a long trip on the same day of treatment.
By contacting us before you travel, we can answer any questions you may have about treatment options, prices, travel, how long you should stay in Spain and whether you should be accompanied on your trip. We may also arrange for you to receive advice over the phone. Call us anytime to speak with an advisor; the lines are open 24 hours a day.
If you need a translator
If Spanish/Catalan is not your first language and you have a family member, friend or colleague who can speak Spanish/Catalan, they can call us on your behalf.
At the time of booking, we may arrange to have interpreters who can talk to you by phone or help you during your clinic appointment.
If you call on someone else’s behalf, we may ask you to:
- Your name
- Your relationship with the person interested in treatment
You can view the information provided on our website in other languages through Google’s translation feature in the upper left corner of this website.
Your right to confidentiality
If you call us for advice, you don’t need to tell us who you are and we won’t call you back unless you want to.
We will not give information to or contact your family doctor without your permission, except as necessary for emergency medical care or to safeguard concerns. All clinicians are subject to the confidentiality code and data protection laws.
Our commitment to protecting your privacy
All abortion service providers send information to the Department of Health. The information is sent on a form. This form is part of the legal regulations for abortion care in Spain. We send the forms to the government’s medical director, and they use this information in their abortion care statistics. The information we submit does not include names, but it does include other information such as:
- Reference number
- Date of birth
- Marital status
- Treatment method
For more details about the information we collect and retain about you, how we care for it, and with whom we may share it, click the buttons below.
Looking for more information about our abortion services?
Here you will find answers to the questions people ask most frequently. If you can’t find the information you need, call us at (+34) 934 529 930
Making the decision that’s right for you
Before deciding whether to go ahead with an abortion, it can be helpful to be as informed as possible. We’ve compiled some information about abortion that we hope you’ll find helpful here.
Legal abortion and your rights
The current law recognizes the freedom of women to have an abortion. Spanish women can freely interrupt their pregnancies up to 14 weeks and in some cases up to 22 weeks.
Preparing for your abortion
Once you’ve booked your treatment with us, we’ll help you prepare for your appointment. Read tips on what to bring, how to arrange travel, guidance on eating and drinking before your treatment, and more.
A cost guide
Over 70% de of our patients have their abortion funded by the NHS (National Health System). You can also pay privately if you prefer, or if you are not eligible for NHS funding.
We have over 35 years of experience supporting French women to have a legal abortion in Spain, and we understand what to consider before travelling.
Tips for Companions
If you are a partner, friend or family member of someone who is having an abortion, here are some tips on how you can support her.