Pro-Lifers Deliver More than One Million Signatures against Abortion Law
The Spanish pro-life organizations HazteOir (Make Yourself Heard) and
it's sister organization Derecho a Vivir (Right to Life) have announced
the collection of over one million signatures against Spain's new
proposed Abortion Law, which would legalize abortion on demand during
the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
The new law is currently stalled in the Spanish Senate after having
been approved in the Congress, which is the nation's lower legislative
body. A coalition of senators from the People's Party, the Union
the People of Navarro, and Convergence and Union (Catalonia) have
stepped forward to vote to block passage of the bill.
According to HazteOir, the socialist president of the Spanish Congress,
Jose Bono, refused to accept the petition, stating through a
representative that the its promoters "want to use it politically to
wear down the government."
HazteOir and Derecho a Vivir ultimately delivered the signatures to two
vice presidents of the Congress elected from the more conservative
Although repeated opinion polls have indicated that Spaniards oppose
the new law and would like to see it subjected to a referendum, the
PSOE and its allies have insisted on pushing it through.
The text of the petition states that "abortion always brings about the
violent death of a human being, and creates a terrible drama for the
woman who suffers it, forced by circumstances. ... The law of Spain
abandons the woman to her problems and pushes her, bereft of
solidarity, to abortion. Every 'abortion law' is a terrible hypocrisy
against women, besides being an atrocious injustice against the
children that it leaves unprotected."
Contact: Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
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