The planned tightening of the abortion law is widely debated in the predominantly Catholic Spanish country. The conservative government had a bill approved just before Christmas, which allows abortion only after rape or health risks expectant mother. Malformation of the fetus is no longer recognized as a valid reason
The activist Marisa Vallero explained that it was a shame that the rights of women should be circumcised again. Other demonstrators stressed that feminists would not allow that "the clock is reset 40 years" and "returns to the Franco era" the country.A liberal abortion law was introduced in 2010 by the socialist government and allows abortions up to the 14th Week of pregnancy. The deadline may be up to 22Week be extended if a health risk to the woman is or there is evidence of severe obstacles to the unborn.
Elsewhere in Europe, activists in solidarity with the protest movement in Spain: Similar actions were planned in Paris and London.
According to the Spanish Ministry of Health in 2011 a total of 118,000 abortions were made - 5,000 more than last year.