Updated: 2022-12-28 Legal | Abortion Pills | Local Organizations | Community Comments | Scam List
Abortion Laws and Policies
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Access to abortion is a fundamental human right and a basic healthcare. If you live in a country where access to abortion is restricted, you can get abortion pills through Women on Web.
Abortion is permitted on request up to 14 weeks. It is permitted up to 22 weeks in cases of fetal impairment or if the pregnancy endangers the woman or person’s mental, physical or integral health, or their life.
Minors under the age of 16 are required to obtain parental or adult consent for an abortion.
Abortion seekers are required to go through mandatory counseling prior to abortion.
There is a mandatory waiting period of 3 days in place before the abortion can be done, from the moment the woman or person goes through mandatory counseling.
Abortion is available free of charge through the public health care system.
Penal law criminalizes women and pregnant people for doing an abortion outside of the legal conditions specified in the law. Abortion providers and any people assisting may be criminalized for an abortion outside of the legal conditions specified in the law.
Medical practitioners and providers have the right to refuse abortion services based on personal beliefs. So-called conscientious objection cannot be practiced if the life of the woman or pregnant person is at risk.
About Abortion Pills
An abortion with pills is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy at home. There are two ways to have an abortion with pills:
- Have an abortion with a pill called Mifepristone and another pill called Misoprostol;
- Have an abortion with the pill Misoprostol only.
You already have abortion pills? Find instructions, information around dosage, safety precautions and tips here or contact the Women on Web Help Desk Team to guide you through the process at email@example.com
Mifepristone is officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
A doctor's prescription may be required to get Mifepristone.
Mifepristone can be bought in hospital administration
Misoprostol is officially registered by the country’s pharmaceutical authority.
There is no data available on whether Misoprostol is registered for gynecological indications (such as birth, miscarriage treatment or abortion care etc.), or if it is registered for other purposes only (such as arthritis or gastric ulcers etc.)..
A doctor's prescription may be required to get Misoprostol.
Misoprostol can be bought in hospital only
These are brand names under which Mifepristone, Misoprostol or Combi Packs (that contain both abortion pills Mifepristone and Misoprostol) are officially distributed and/or commonly found in the country.
Mifepristone Linepharma 200 mg
Mifegyne 200 mg (Exelgyn)
MisoOne 400 mcg (Nordic Pharma)
Misofar 200 mcg (Laboratorios Bial, S.A.) (hospital use)
Cytotec 200 mcg (Pfizer S.L.)
Artrotec 50 mg/200 mcg (Pfizer S.L.) **contains Diclofenac
Safety notice: There are pills that contain a combination of Misoprostol and the painkiller Diclofenac. While manufactured for a different purpose they can still be used for abortion. Please find more info in our FAQ to avoid overdosing the Diclofenac.
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Organizations and Resources
- L'Associació | Drets Sexuals i Reproductius -
NGO based in Barcelona- Advice and services related to abortion within Spain or traveling abroad. They facilitate access to public and free abortion in Spain regardless of the legal situation of the person. Advice on the legal procedure and support for therapeutic abortions beyond 22 weeks of pregnancy. All services are free and confidential.
Indications to access abortion services in Spain. It focuses on Catalonia but also provides information on other autonomous communities.
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Other Databases and Sources
These are the sources and databases used to gather the information listed on this country profile.
- 08.08.2022/Medical Abortion Commodities Database: https://www.medab.org/advanced-search-multiple-results?country=519&commodity=all&brand=all#multiple-search-result
- 09.08.2022/National Medicine Authority: https://cima.aemps.es/cima/publico/home.html
- 28.12.2022/WHO, Global Abortion Policies Database: https://abortion-policies.srhr.org/country/spain/
- 24.08.2022/European Abortion Policies Atlas: https://europe.ippf.org/resource/european-abortion-policies-atlas
- 28.12.2022/Reproductive Rights Map: https://reproductiverights.org/maps/worlds-abortion-laws/?country=ESP
- 28.12.2022/Global Map of Norms regarding Conscientious Objection: https://www.redaas.org.ar/conscientious-objection-m
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Abortion is legal on demand within the first trimester.
Spain clinics and associations
In Spain abortion is legal and free up to 14.0 weeks of pregnancy.
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Misoprostol is not distributed to the public. It is only available in pharmacies with a prescription. Access to misoprostol in Spain is limited. Sometimes even with a prescription, some pharmacies deny access if they see, for example, that they are young women. It is suggested to contact organizations allied to the IVE that can advise women on access to medication and service.
According to current legislation, abortion in Spain must be available to all women without discrimination. This includes and means that all women, in their diversity, have the right to access abortion: underage women, migrant women in an irregular situation, women living in rural areas, impoverished women, women with disabilities, others.
Another recommendation is that women who need information on how to access abortion consult allied organizations that work on the issue and provide them with adequate and timely information and support, depending on the case and the number of weeks of gestation."
Women's Link Worldwide - December 2022