He demands Feijóo to break his silence, shows his willingness to go to court and says that the 155 route should be the last resort
MADRID, Jan. 17 (.) –
The president of the United We Can group in Congress, Jaume Asens, has warned of the possible criminal consequences of the anti-abortion protocol planned by Castilla y León, in accordance with the new wording of article 172 of the Penal Code that persecutes intimidating and coercive acts against women who They want to terminate their pregnancy.
He has also demanded the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, to “come out of his silence and “show his face”, especially if he aspires to run for the Presidency of the Government, to decide if “he is with Vox” or with the rights of women, especially when the party led by Santiago Abascal has warned today of the possibility of breaking the regional Executive if the ‘pro-life’ measures are not applied in this region.
At a press conference in the Lower House, Asens has lectured that they are studying the legal and administrative means to prevent this plan in Castilla y León, although he has highlighted that the possibility of intervening in regional powers by the State Executive, through article 155 of the Constitution, it must be the “last resort” and its use “cannot be trivialized”. Yesterday, Podemos indicated that it does not rule out that path in case the aforementioned plan goes ahead, which it called an atrocity.
However, the leader of En Comú Podem has launched that this plan may incur a crime after the recent reform of the Penal Code, which punishes from three months to one year in prison situations that hinder the exercise of the right to abortion for those who harass women through “annoying, offensive, intimidating or coercive acts that impair their freedom”, according to the new definition of this type of crime.
Therefore, it has warned both PP and Vox that there is this possibility of going through ordinary criminal proceedings, not only within the scope of the Constitutional Court, depending on the precise content of the protocol. And at this point, Asens has explained that they want to go to court, citing the option of recourse to the guarantee court, but has not confirmed whether it will be due to a criminal complaint, while waiting to study the specific articles of this anti-abortion protocol.
THE PROTOCOL IS ILLEGAL AND IS BORN FROM “CRUEL PATERNALISM”
What’s more, after the requirement that the Council of Ministers will approve today, Unidas Podemos has opined that this plan seems “illegal” both for violation of powers and the rights of women and health workers.
In fact, he has described that this measure has been drawn up from a “cruel and rancid paternalism”, which “is not an occurrence of Vox” but rather copies the policies deployed in Hungary in the “crusade” of the right to criminalize women . He has even blurted out that this controversy reveals what could happen in Spain “if the dystopia” of a government of PP and Vox comes true.
During his appearance, the leader of the confederal space criticized that forcing the newborn to listen to the fetal heartbeat and 4D ultrasound scans “does not save lives”, something that does manage to increase the health workforce, and that in democracy “being a mother is not an obligation”. .
He has also stressed that the right to abortion is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and that when a woman decides to abort, a “difficult and traumatic” choice, what she has to do is “support” her and not “coerce” her.
Finally, he has countered that Abascal has already made it clear that Vox wanted policies with “more testosterone”, “not cowardly right”, but they do not know where PP is, once again urging Feijóo to speak out if he is against said plan.