10 Mar, 2014 @ 10:23
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Protests against tough new Spanish abortion law continue

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THOUSANDS of people have taken part in a protest against a planned abortion law shake-up in Spain.

At least ten thousand turned out for the protest in Madrid this weekend.

The move to allow terminations only in cases of rape or endangerment of the mother’s health have sparked outrage.

At the moment Spanish law allows abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy or up to 22 weeks in cases of foetal deformities.

If it’s enacted the proposed new rules would make Spain one of the most restrictive nations in Europe on abortion.

It was proposed by the prime minister in an apparent attempt to rally core conservative support.

Last month, the conservative Popular Party succeeded in passing the bill despite opposition hopes that the secret ballot would split the ruling party.

The government, however, has since suggested it may amend the final draft as opinion polls suggest 80 percent of Spaniards are against revising the law.

Claire Wilson

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1 Comment

  1. I am from Vancouver,Canada and I supports Abortion Rights for all women in Spain.The Franco Era is long gone and there should be no reminiscence of it left.In the 21 Century all women should have the right to an abortion.Religion got no place in the affairs of the People of Spain.You can tell how good a gov. is by how it treats the women of the country.The gov. of Spain should allow all women the right to an Abortion.

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