The Christian Post website reports today that tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Madrid and several other cities in Spain last Sunday (March 7, 2010) to protest a new law that would allow abortion on demand.
Carrying banners and balloons and chanting, "No to abortion! Yes to life!," pro-lifers demonstrated against the law that would allow a woman to have an abortion up to 14 weeks into her pregnancy.
Prior to this legislation -- which passed in late February -- women could only legally have an abortion in the cases of rape, fetal abnormality, or when the mother's physical or mental health is at risk. The new law is scheduled to take effect in July 2010.
Spain is an overwhelmingly Catholic nation, with about 94 percent of its population being Catholic. The Roman Catholic Church is opposed to any Catholic having an abortion.