Madrid, Spain, Feb 17, 2010 / 12:59 pm
This week, Spanish pro-life organizations delivered more than one million signatures to their country's government supporting life and opposing Spain's new law on abortion. The petition predicts that the new law “will only bring more death and suffering to thousands of women.”
A total of 1,067,315 people signed the petition against “all laws allowing abortion.” After government officials Jose Bono and Teresa Cunillera refused to accept the signatures, they were delivered to the Deputy Speakers of Congress, Jorge Fernandez Diaz and Ana Pastor.
The signatures were gathered throughout Spain between April 2009 and January 2010. The petition in part reads:
“Abortion always constitutes the violent death of a human being and a terrible tragedy for the woman who experiences it, forced by their circumstances.