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MADRID, Spain, Sept 23 (LSN) – The Spanish Parliament barely defeated a motion yesterday aimed at allowing abortion on demand through the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The measure lost by only one vote – 173 to 172.  The country is thus left with the more restrictive, yet still pro-abortion, law introduced in 1985 by the country’s previous Socialist government. This law permits the killing of pre-born children in cases of the mother’s physical or mental health, rape, and a so-called deformed fetus.

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