Family advocates criticize Spain’s failure to rule on abortion law

Madrid, Spain, Jul 5, 2012 / 04:09 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- The leaders of Spain's Forum on the Family harshly criticized the failure of the Constitutional Court to rule on a case challenging the country’s two-year-old abortion law.

“The mere possibility that an abortion could be performed in violation of the Constitution and under the protection of the new law makes the laziness of the Court to issue a ruling dramatic and irresponsible,”  forum president Benigno Blanco told Europa Press July 3.

“That this has dragged on for two years is incomprehensible.”

Blanco also expressed his concern that the new Spanish government has delayed keeping its promise to overturn the law.  

“On an issue of such transcendence as the right to life, delays because of political prudence or heavy workloads are totally unacceptable,” he said.

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