Spain: Anti-abortion march takes place in Madrid

Protesters took part in an anti-abortion march in Madrid on Sunday, to call for an end to abortion and to urge more political parties to advance policies in support of maternity. The march, which was organised by the ‘Yes to Life’ platform and supported by over 500 civic associations and entities, protested against what demonstrators call the “culture of death” surrounding abortion. Protesters... Еще held banners and chanted anti-abortion slogans as they made their way towards Madrid’s Puerta de Alcala. The march ended with live music and dancing. Women in Spain can access abortion on request during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy after a 2010 law legalised the practice. After the second trimester, the procedure is only available in the case of serious risk to the mother’s health or foetal defect. Opponents of the law, such as the President of the People's Party (PP), Pablo Casado, have advocated for its repeal and are in favour of restricting women’s access to abortion.

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