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Demonstration to support women in Spain and the abortion right in Europe

published 27 January 2014 updated 28 January 2014

On 29 January 2014, a demonstration is planned to show solidarity with Spanish women and to fight for the right of abortion in Europe.

The protest is a reaction towards a draft bill recently approved by the Spanish Council of Ministers, which aims at reforming the current law on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The draft bill foresees to ban women from opting freely for abortions, which would mean a 30 years step backwards in the rights of Spanish women.

In order to support the women in Spain and, in general, the right to abortion in Europe, the European Women’s Lobby together with NGOs, political parties, and the Spanish trade unions CCOO and UGT are organising a protest march. Meeting point will be the Spanish embassy in Brussels (19 Rue de la Science, 1040 Brussels). The rally will start from there at 17:30 and will proceed to the European Parliament at Place de Luxembourg.

To find out more about the event, please go the European Women’s Lobby Website.