From the BBC:
Spain’s existing law, dating from 1985, allows abortion in cases of rape and when there are signs of foetal abnormality.
Currently, Spanish women can also end a pregnancy if their physical or psychological health is at risk. In practice, the last category has been used to justify the vast majority of abortions – of which there were 112,000 in 2007.
I know “pro-life” Americans who hold a similar stance on abortion to what’s already in Spain, and yet it looks like a psychological health loophole is abused there. With the loophole’s closing, I’d like to believe the number of abortions would be greatly reduced.
The primary cause of the protests is a new bill that fully legalises abortion:
The bill, already passed by parliament, introduces abortion on demand up to 14 weeks into a pregnancy.
Human Life International‘s letter to King Juan Carlos I, who in 2005 gave his Royal Assent to a law legalising homo marriage. Apparently the king approved this abortion bill as well.