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December 20, 2013

Spain says: 'My belly is mine'

Protests erupt after the government passes a draft bill to restrict access to abortion.
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Women hold placards and shout slogans during a pro-abortion rights demonstration against the government's plan to tighten abortion laws in Burgos, Spain on December 20, 2013. (AFP/ LLUIS GENE)

Pro-abortion rights supporters are taking their outrage online and to the streets after the Spanish government approved a draft bill restricting access to abortion. The bill would only allow for abortions where rape is involved and when the pregnancy poses a threat to the mother. After the decision on Friday, Spaniards began mobilising around the hashtag #MiBomboEsMio or "My belly is mine". 

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