Cuáles han sido los acontecimientos políticos recientes más importantes de la sociedad hispanohablante que hayas estudiado? Por que tienen importancia en el desarrollo de la sociedad?
In this essay I am going to talk about how the legalisation of abortion has contributed to the liberalisation of Spain and the development of its society.
Abortion was legalised in Spain in 1985. The legalisation of abortion was a domino effect for the liberalisation of many other things. Legalising abortion gave women more rights, it gave them the ability to work and not have the pressure of having to take care of children. Before abortion was made legal, the number of clandestine abortions was very high.
However, even though abortion is legal, it is only legal under three conditions: In order to preserve the mental and physical health of the mother, if the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest and if the child would suffer physical or mental anomalies during the birth. Unfortunately, working women do not meet any of these criteria and so there still exists a lot of opposition against the current abortion law.
On the one hand, passing the abortion law was given women more rights and made abortion much safer for the mother and the child.   In 2011 there were 118,359 abortions in Spain alone. This number has increased dramatically since 1995- ten years after the law was passed- when there were only 49,367 abortions.
And on the other hand, the legalisation of abortion has had a negative effect on society. Spain suffers from a very low birth rate, approximately 1%, this then means that that Spain has an ageing populations due to the increasing number of working women. Immigrants do boost the birth rate but there are a lot of oppositions against them.
The legalisation of abortion among many other factors has contributed to Spain becoming more legalised. Society has developed immensely since the end of the Franco era and though there still exists divided opinions, Spain will...