Posted by: becketfund | March 7, 2010

Spain: Thousands March in Protest Against Proposed Abortion Law

MADRID – Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators convened in central Madrid on March 7 to protest a bill that would make it easier for women to seek abortions, Reuters reported on March 7.  Abortion is currently only allowed under Spanish law in cases of rape, if a fetus is damaged or if the pregnancy could endanger the physical or mental health of the mother.  In its six years in power the government has, through various measures, reduced the role of religion in the public sphere, especially in its challenging of the role of the Catholic Church in public life.

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