Spanish Abortion Rate Skyrockets to over 100,000 Annually
Coinicides with large increase in use of contraceptives and morning after pill
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
SPAIN, January 7, 2008
(LifeSiteNews.com)--Spain's annual surgical abortion rate, which has increased dramatically since the socialist government's decriminalization of the practice in 1985, has now reached over 100,000 annually, according to recently-released government figures. The increase represents a doubling of the number of surgical abortions since 1997, when the rate was a little less than 50,000.
As the Spanish pro-family website "Forum Libertas" observes, this increase has occurred despite the promotion of contraception and the introduction of the "morning after pill", which are touted by their promoters as a means of avoiding the "necessity" of a later abortion. the rest