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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Hundreds protested Spain abortion law changes in run-up to implementation
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On July 3, 2010, Hundreds of Spanish citizens gathered outside Spain's Constitutional Court in Madrid to protest changes to the country's abortion laws. The newly approved abortion laws eased restrictions on abortions, including by lowering the minimum age and extending from 12 to 22 weeks the ability to have an abortion when there is a confirmed fetal malformation. A week prior to the protests, the Spanish conservative Popular Party asked the Spanish High court to rule the laws unconstitutional because they allegedly violated Article 15 of the Spanish Consitution. The changes were proposed in March 2009 and faced similar backlash by pro-life groups in the country.

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