Spain Thousands protest against tougher abortion laws
Tens and thousands of women have now been showing in Madrid against questionable moves to scrap Spain’s abortion on-demand regulation.
New plans try to change steps introduced by the Socialist government four years back, including a woman’s to terminate a pregnancy if her mental or physical health is severely in danger. The brand new bill will even only allow abortion in cases of rape or when the foetus shows signs of extreme deformities.
Her indignation was expressed by one protester: “Bearing in your mind the problem that people have today with abortion, this regulation can change our anatomical bodies and rob us of the best to choose.”
Last month, the conservative Popular Party succeeded in moving the bill despite opposition hopes the secret-ballot could split the ruling party.
The federal government, however, has since recommended it may modify the ultimate draft as opinion polls suggest 80-percent of Spaniards are against studying what the law states.