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Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero speaks after the Council of Ministers, March 3, 2020.

Spanish bill would allow girls 16 and 17 to get an abortion without parental consent

May 13, 2022

By Marta Gómez de Castro

Spain’s coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez intends to propose a bill that would legalize abortion without parental consent... Read more

People praying at an abortion clinic.

Spain criminalizes pro-life witness near abortion clinics

Apr 7, 2022

By ACI Prensa

Spain’s Senate voted Wednesday in favor of a bill amending the country’s penal code to criminalize “harassment” of women entering... Read more

Right to Live members protest a bill that would criminalize prayer near abortion clinics in Madrid's Plaza de la Marina Española, April 6, 2022.

Bill criminalizing prayer near abortion clinics protested outside Spain's Senate

Apr 6, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Right to Live platform in Spain held a protest Wednesday in front of the the country’s Senate of a... Read more

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez meets with Cardinal Juan José Omella Jan. 24, 2022.

Spanish PM meets with head of country's bishops' conference

Jan 25, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez visited the president of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Juan José Omella, on Monday to... Read more

A pro-life ad at a bus stop in Spain.

Pro-life ads removed in several Spanish cities

Jan 24, 2022

By David Ramos

Alfonso Galdón, founding president of the Spanish political party Valores, denounced Friday the Murcia city government for banning the pro-life... Read more

A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic in Madrid.

Spanish bill that would criminalize prayer near abortion clinics called a 'danger to democracy'

Nov 11, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

An international 40 Days for Life director has said a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party that... Read more

Pedro Sánchez, prime minister of Spain, speaks at a press conference in Madrid, April 13, 2021.

Spanish prime minister pledges to outlaw prostitution

Oct 19, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Spain’s prime minister has vowed to end the practice of prostitution in the country, saying it enslaves women.  Read more

A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic in Madrid.

Spain's lower house advances bill that would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

Sep 22, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The lower house of Spain's legislature voted Tuesday to take up consideration of a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish... Read more

People praying at an abortion clinic.

Spanish bill would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

May 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

A bill proposed last week by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party would criminalize “harassment” of women entering abortion clinics. Read more

Campaign posters depicting PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias.

Bishop describes 'troubling disagreement' between Spanish episcopate, government

Apr 23, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Spain’s bishops have a “troubling disagreement” with the country’s coalition government, led by socialists, which aims at restricting freedom of... Read more

Spain passes euthanasia, assisted suicide law

Mar 18, 2021

Spain’s legislature passed a law Thursday to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. Catholic leaders have decried the measure as “a... Read more

Spain to permit feminist marches, while restricting worship services

Feb 26, 2021

While maintaining restrictions on transit, gatherings, and worship services amid the coronavirus pandemic, Spanish authorities will allow marches for International... Read more

The Basílica de la Mare de Déu del Lledó in Castellón de la Plata, Spain. Credit: Juan Emilio Prades Bel via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Spanish city closes basilica, citing coronavirus

Feb 4, 2021

The mayor of Castellón de la Plata has has closed the Basílica de la Mare de Déu del Lledó and... Read more

Private school parents will appeal to EU for relief against Spanish education law

Jan 19, 2021

An association of Spanish education advocates will appeal to the European Union to prevent Spain's socialist government from implementing an... Read more

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Spanish parliament advances legal euthanasia, despite Catholic opposition

Dec 18, 2020

Spain’s parliament has advanced a euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that Catholic leaders had decried as “a defeat for all”... Read more

Euthanasia no sign of progress, Spain's Bioethics Committee says

Oct 13, 2020

The Bioethics Committee of Spain has unanimously rejected the underlying principles behind the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that is... Read more

Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero speaks after the Council of Ministers, March 3, 2020.

Spain's government wants to repeal need for parental consent for abortion

Oct 8, 2020

The Spanish Equality Minister said Wednesday it is “more than necessary” to repeal a law that requires parental consent for... Read more

Spain moves forward on euthanasia bill

Feb 12, 2020

After Spain’s socialist party tried and failed twice last year to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the lower house of... Read more

Campaign posters depicting PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias.

Spanish cardinal: Prospect of left-wing coalition government a 'serious emergency'

Dec 3, 2019

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Valencia wrote Saturday that in the wake of an inconclusive general election, a pre-agreement between... Read more

Family members carry the coffin of Francisco Franco out of the basilica of the Valley of the Fallen, Oct. 24, 2019.

Monks at Valley of the Fallen denounce irregularities around Franco exhumation

Oct 24, 2019

The prior of the Benedictine Abbey at the Valley of the Fallen, whence the body of Francisco Franco was exhumed... Read more