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PRO-CHOICE WOMEN PROTESTED ABORTION BILL IN SPAIN

Women went to the streets in Madrid to protest the draft law that restricts abortion.

Demonstrators demanded the resignation of Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Callardon for presenting a bill to the parliament that restricts women’s access to abortion.


The protestors said the law will endanger women’s lives and bring back the conditions when Spanish women had to travel abroad for aborting.


If enacted, the new bill will restrict abortion to condition when there is a serious risk to the mother’s health.


Meanwhile, the bill needs to be approved in the Popular Party majority parliament considering that PP is for greater abortion access for women.


About 100,000 of the 118,000 reported abortions in Spain carried out in 2012 would be illegal under the new law.
 

comments: Mon Feb 10, 2014 13:03 GMT
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