The Government has approved a draft bill that would remove the requirement for 16 and 17-year-old girls to have parental consent before terminating a pregnancy.
Annoucing the proposed legislation, the new text will amend a previous abortion law which was introduced under the PP Rajoy administration in 2015.
Voluntary abortion is allowed up until the 14th week of pregnancy.
Meanwhile it was also confirmed that members of the Spanish parliament will vote in the coming months on a bill that grants paid medical leave for women who suffer from severe period pain.
Equality Minister Irene Montero said the law will recognise a health problem that has been largely swept under the carpet until now.
It was confirmed that the state social security system, not employers, will pay for this sick leave.
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