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Moncloa agreement: Abortion law will include sick leave due to painful periods

The Ministry of Equality has reached an agreement with the Ministry of Integration and Social Security to finally include sick leave in the abortion law, which will be taken over by Social Security from day one and They will last as long as every woman needs. This was confirmed by government sources and Equality Minister Irene Montero just confirmed in a tweet: “We are going to legislate the right of women with painful periods to special temporary disability paid by the state. State from day one.

We are going to legally recognize the right of women with painful periods to special temporary disability, which from the first day will be paid by the state.

— Irene Montero (@IreneMontero) May 13, 2022

In view of the fact that all borders are not closed and the text will not go to the Council of Ministers next Tuesday, the sources specified that the victims will be counted from first day of welfare not by the company, and the specified minimum is not required, as in the case of other common cases of temporary disability. Sources say that the vacation will not include a certain number of days, but will be such that every woman needs. The agreement in the government came after two days ago it became known about the draft law on abortion, standard, the preliminary draft of which will approve The following Tuesday, the Council of Ministers, which included a sick leave of up to three days due to painful menstruation.

Several ministries involved in the reform were surprised by the announcement and assured that they were still negotiating key aspects of future regulation, such as the Minister of Integration and Social Security himself, José Luis Escrivá, who said the measure was being “discussed” in the coalition government. “Our position is that this law should harmonize two elements: to improve the protection of women, and also to promote their participation. in the best conditions on the labor market“, Escriva told reporters yesterday. Finally, an agreement has been reached.

Like Irene Montero, Secretary of State for Equality Angela Rodriguez indicated on Twitter that the government will regulate temporary disability for painful rules in the abortion law, a measure that has been described as “historic progress for women”. “Feminism is our best brand in Spain. In Spain we call it #BajaMenstrual,” Rodriguez wrote. The law also guarantees public health voluntary termination of pregnancy and removes the requirement for parental consent for girls aged 16 and 17, among other measures the ministry has been developing in recent months.


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