Even the Popular Party itself could not have imagined the backlash over the controversial proposed abortion bill drafted by the Justice Minister, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón. The bill called for horrendously archaic rules to be applied to abortion, making almost impossible for a woman to abort a fetus, no matter what the circumstances.
The highly controversial abortion bill, which has drawn domestic and foreign criticism, rolls forward.
It seems that even leading figures in the governing party are having cold feet over the proposed abortion law. Regional ‘barons’ have been highly critical of the bill in public.
The Interior Minister, Jorge Fernández Díaz, has accepted the resignation of his Director of Communications, Albert Gimeno. Sr. Fernández, however, did not offer his own resignation.
The Government is pushing through, with only its own party’s votes in favour, the new controversial draft bill on abortion, throwing the country back 30 years. There will be no abortion other than in cases of rape, mother’s health and fetal deformations.
Three women blasted the habitual smugness of the MP’s at the Parliament when they stripped off to the waist, shouting, “Abortion is sacred.”