Thousands of demonstrators have marched through Spanish cities to protest against a bill that will make it easier for women to seek an abortion.
In Madrid, families with young children carried banners, flags and balloons and chanted "No to abortion! Yes to life!".
The bill, already passed by parliament, introduces abortion on demand up to 14 weeks into a pregnancy.
At present, a pregnancy can only be terminated in mainly Catholic Spain under specific circumstances.
The new bill is due to come into force in July.
It is the latest in a series of ethical issues which have pitted the Catholic right against the government, which has legalised gay marriage and made divorce easier.
"No woman can be sent to jail for terminating her pregnancy or threatened with that. That's the difference," Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Saturday.
This is interesting and it shows that more people are against abortion these days than the Leftist media leads us to believe. Your thoughts.