[ View the story "Spain says: 'My belly is mine' " on Storify] Spain says: 'My belly is mine' Protests erupt after the government passes a draft bill to restrict access to abortion.
The Stream· Fri, Dec 20 2013 12:38:53
Women in Spain will only be able to abort if raped or can prove child will have serious physical/mental disability #mibomboesmioLee Morán
Protests against new abortion law popping up across Spain. Here's Madrid via @juanlusanchez
@CARMELARIOS: 20:15 video taken from above the protest in Madrid that developed because of the abortion law ...in front of the Ministry of Justice.
20:15 Video en altura de la protesta en Madrid contra la reforma de la ley del aborto que se desarrolla en el perímetro acotado por la policía frente al ministerio de Justicia.carmelarios
@CARMELARIOS: 19:55 Madrid crowd in front of the Ministry of Justice protesting the reform of the abortion law.
Solidarity with Spanish women defending their right to control their own bodies #mibomboesmioSuzanne Jacob
Critics say the decision is a step backward for the country as it reflects similarities to its 1985 abortion laws. In a 2010 reform, women had the right to
an abortion during the first 14 weeks.
Several people referred to the reign of former controversial Spanish leader Francisco Franco.
@CaradeninhoDj: The government approves the abortion law. More restrictive than the one of 1985. Welcome back Franco!
Oh hai Spain. Congratulations on setting women's rights back 50 years!
via @guardianTrace K
@pevjor: The regression and influence of Francisco in Spain can be seen. Now abortion is now banned, except in the cases of rape and if the mother is at risk.
La regresión e influencia de Francisco en España se nota. Ahora está prohibido abortar, salvo en caso de violación o por riesgo de la madre.Rafael Pereyra
@AugeAabye: We're going back to the dark ages where a teen with the company of their "uncle" has an abortion in London now since it's illegal in Spain. SHAME.
Volvemos a aquellas negras épocas en que una joven acompañada por su "tío" iba a abortar a Londres ya que en España era ilegal. VERGÜENZA.Auge Aabye
@Zaidajordan: Abortion is prohibited in Spain. Franco returns. What a shame.
Prohibido abortar en España. Franco ha vuelto. Que vergüenza.. All Back
The draft bill must still go through parliament. According to
, it is expected to pass.
The Stream has previously covered the abortion debate in various countries.
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