We have $161,864 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Spanish ruling party faces internal opposition on pro-life measure

Catholic World News - January 09, 2014

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is facing opposition within his own Popular Party (PP) over proposed legislation that would restore restrictions on legal abortion.

Celia Villalobos, the deputy speaker of the Spanish parliament, called for a free vote on the abortion bill, dissenting from the PP strategy that would expect party members to support the legislation. Liberal politicians have voiced their outrage over the bill, but it is expected to gain parliamentary approval.

The “rights of the unborn and of pregnant women” bill would overturn the legislation adopted under the Socialist government, and make abortion illegal except in cases of rape or a certified threat to the mother’s life. The PP gained an electoral victory in 2011 after promising, among other things, to restore the pro-life legislation that the opposition Socialists had enacted.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($161,864 to go):
$200,000.00 $38,135.72
81% 19%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jan. 09, 2014 6:56 PM ET USA

    I almost laughed when I read the headline your link provides, the bit about "...harsh anti-abortion bill...." Would a journalist think it reasonable to write about a "harsh anti-capital punishment bill"? Or even a "harsh anti-racism bill"?

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Why Pope Francis cannot win on sexual abuse 0 hours ago
A secret plot to control the Synod? No; it's not secret at all. 22 hours ago
What about Catholic affirmation for those in false marriages? 24 hours ago
Free eBook: Pope Francis' Catechesis on the Family October 7
The headlines say Gov. Brown is Catholic. He says he's not sure what that means. October 7

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5