Spanish premier reconsiders abortion law

(AGI) Madrid, Sept. 23 - The conservative Spanish governmenthas reconsidered its position on the controversial reform ofthe abortion law. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announcedthat the most contested article, which would have allowed womento freely decide on whether to have an abortion within thefirst 14 weeks of pregnancy, is to be removed. "I believe wehave made the most reasonable decision for the moment since wecannot have a law that will be changed as soon as a newgovernment is elected," said Rajoy. "The government has triedin every possible way to obtain broad

(AGI) Madrid, Sept. 23 - The conservative Spanish governmenthas reconsidered its position on the controversial reform ofthe abortion law. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announcedthat the most contested article, which would have allowed womento freely decide on whether to have an abortion within thefirst 14 weeks of pregnancy, is to be removed. "I believe wehave made the most reasonable decision for the moment since wecannot have a law that will be changed as soon as a newgovernment is elected," said Rajoy. "The government has triedin every possible way to obtain broad consensus, and willcontinue to study ways of achieving greater approval forreform," added the prime minister. . .