Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The campaign steps up

Abortion-Travel-011 The Spanish branch of the Women’s European Lobby (CELEM) has set up a website which shows a fake travel agency in Madrid offering trips to Paris, London and Berlin for terminations. They say that, if the PP party go ahead and abolish abortions in Spain, this could become a reality.

The group say that the change to the law sets the country back decades to the time of Franco when women had to travel to other countries to obtain a safe termination. They also claim that 80% of Spaniards are against the change in the law and already have over 40,000 signatures on their site to pass on to the government.

It seems strange to me that the political party in power has decided to reverse this law against such strong public opinion. I  can only presume that the catholic church has a stranglehold on the Spanish conservatives and imagine they will pay for this decision at the next election.

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