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Debates on the (actual?) right to abortion

5th July 2021

The Institute of Political and Social Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona organized a three days’ workshop June (7th-9th) to discuss whether abortion is a right and what kind of right, and whether women living in Catalunya, Spain, and, more broadly, in European countries where abortion is legal have access to abortion care or not, and what kind of barriers they face. We have contributed to the workshop by presenting the results of our study on cross-border travel for abortion care in Europe. We discussed in particular the impact of conscientious refusal of care and gestational age limits on women and pregnant people seeking abortion care in different European countries where abortion is legal. Here you can access the video of the workshop: 

First day:

Second day:

Third day (you will find the video of our presentation here): 

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