Monday, March 8, 2010
Thousands Protest Spain's New Law Easing Restrictions on Abortion
NY Times (Reuters): Madrid Anti-Abortion Protest Draws Thousands:
MADRID (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators thronged central Madrid on Sunday to protest against changes to Spanish law which will make it easier for women to seek a termination.
Well-heeled protesters, many accompanied by small children and bearing heart-shaped red balloons with the slogan "The Right to Live," marched for the second time in six months against the changes, due to become law in July.
Media estimated the crowds in the thousands. The previous march in October drew tens of thousands in one of the largest demonstrations since anti-war protests in 2003 and 2004. . . .