Spain: Pro-Lifers Collect 100K Signatures to Repeal Abortion Law

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 21, 2012   |   5:13PM   |   Madrid, Spain

In Spain, pro-life campaigners have collected more than 100,000 signatures to repeal an abortion law that has been exploited by the abortion industry there to do hundreds of thousands of abortions.

More details from EWTN:

The Zero Abortions petition, sponsored by the organization Right to Life, garnered support nationwide despite aggressive protests from abortion rights advocates in some cities.

Volunteers worked from Nov. 17-18 to collect a total of 103,264 signatures, which will be added to the 150,000 signatures that were delivered to the Ministry of Justice in October.

Organizers hope to reach a goal of one million supporters.

The participants, who set up 104 different stations in Spanish cities, said their campaign was carried out with no disturbances except in a few locations, where abortion rights activists attacked the volunteers.

In Madrid, an elderly woman helping to collect signatures was harassed by a group of people who grabbed the signature forms she was holding and tore them up.



Spain’s justice minister, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, over the summer said the nation would reform its laws on abortions to eliminate fetal deformity as a basis for killing the unborn. That will end abortions targeting disabled children.

The legislation would eliminate abortion-on-demand during the first fourteen weeks of pregnancy as established by the previous administration. it would return the nation’s abortion law to a “law of conditions,” Ruiz-Gallardón told the Spanish publication La Razón.

The newspaper La Razon published statistics indicating 90% of disabled children in Spain are killed in abortions with more than 16,000 over the last five years.