THOUSANDS have marched on Madrid to protest against last week’s new abortion laws.
The Partido Popular say they will fight the new bill all the way to the constitutional court.
Fiercely condemned by the Roman Catholic Church, the bill was passed in a close senate vote of 132 to 126.
From July, abortion will be available on demand up to 14 weeks and, if it endangers the mother, up to 22 weeks.
Although the legislation is now in line with many European countries, a strong Catholic opposition slowed the process.
With the Pope due to visit in September, Spanish Catholics will be listening closely to his comments on abortion.