In less than three decades the regulation of issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, stem-cell research and assisted reproduction techniques (ART) became increasingly permissive following two major waves of change.1 The first wave started in the early 1980s right after the Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) won the majority of seats in the general elections of 1982, and was limited to issues like abortion, ART and embryo and stem-cell research. The second wave, which lasted more than a decade, started in the late 1990s. Issues like sex-same marriage entered the political agenda, and existing regulatory frameworks for stem-cell research, ART and abortion became more permissive.
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Bonafont, L.C., Roqué, A.M.P. (2012). From Prohibition to Permissiveness: A Two-Wave Change on Morality Issues in Spain. In: Engeli, I., Green-Pedersen, C., Larsen, L.T. (eds) Morality Politics in Western Europe. Comparative Studies of Political Agendas Series. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137016690_5
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