Topless women stage pro-abortion protest in Spain

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 15:06

Madrid: Women from the feminist group Femen have staged a topless protest in the Spanish Parliament against the conservative government`s planned abortion law reform.

Three women standing in the lower house`s public gallery took off their tops and chanted "abortion is sacred" as Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon spoke during a weekly session today.

One of the women climbed up on to a gallery railing and wrapped her arms around a pillar as she shouted down at the politicians.
The women, who had the message painted on their bodies, were dragged away by parliament ushers after some three minutes.
Ruiz-Gallardon opposes Spain`s abortion without restrictions until the 14th week and wants it once again only available under certain conditions concerning the health of the mother and the fetus.



First Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 15:06

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