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Spain Dumps Terrible Abortion Bill

Sophia Li |
September 23, 2014 | 5:24 p.m. PDT

Web Producer

People protest abortions in Barcelona, Spain. (David Berkowitz / Flickr)
People protest abortions in Barcelona, Spain. (David Berkowitz / Flickr)
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dismissed plans on Tuesday for an extreme law that would have banned most abortions.

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Rajoy cited a lack of support for why he shelved the law, which would only allow abortions for women who had been raped (and reported the rape) or women whose pregnancies posed a medical threat. Recent polls indicated that almost 80 percent of Spaniards were against the bill. 

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