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Thousands attend outdoor Mass in Spain to honor family values, support tougher abortion law
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, December 29, 2013 11:35 AM EST
Thousands of people have attended a Mass in Madrid to honor family values and support government moves aimed at tightening restrictions on abortion in Spain.
The conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Dec. 20 gave his Cabinet approval for a new abortion law that would allow terminations only in the case of rape or when there is a serious health risk to the mother or fetus. Such a law would need to be approved by Parliament, where the government has a large majority.
Pope Francis gave his blessing for Sunday's Mass via a video link from the Vatican.