By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

MADRID, September 9, 2008 ( – Following years of pro-abortion and anti-family policies accompanied by a plummeting birth rate, Spanish society has reached a new milestone: for every four marriages contracted, there are now three “ruptures” – most of them divorces.

“Family rupture is growing at an alarming rate,” said Eduardo Hertfelder of the Family Policy Institute, which presented the information to the public.

“Family rupture has now reached very worrisome levels at the national level with a rate of .69, that is, for every four marriages celebrated, three are broken.”

The statistics have emerged in the wake of Spain’s “express divorce” law, which has facilitated the dissolution of marriages.

Today, according to the statistics offered by the Family Policy Institute, Spain is only equaled by Belgium in its rate of family rupture.

Spanish families are not only falling apart, they are also shrinking dramatically. As of 2006, families were having an average of 1.28 children per family, well below the replacement rate of 2.1. 

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