Our joint protests in the London Underground with the Spanish Women’s Assembly also appeared in the evening news last night by broadcaster La Sexta. Isabel Ros López, an active member of the Spanish Women’s Abortion Support Group (SWASG) in London in the 80s and Vicky Barambones, a current member of the new network Federica Montseny, are both interviewed in this news item. Go to minute 29.52 for the report.
Mireia and Cristina, two of My Belly is Mine campaigners, met with Jim Jepps from the North London Star. Jim wanted to find out more about the campaign and the political activism of young Spanish migrants in the British capital. You can read the article here.
My Belly is Mine and the Spanish Women’s Assembly organised two protests to coincide with the antichoice conference that took place in Madrid last week. These protests have been picked up by a number of online news sites, including Publico.es. You can find their report here.
A member of the Women’s Assembly and rs21 protesting in the London tube against the Spanish antiabortion bill.
We are pleased to report that our recent London Underground protests with the Spanish Women’s Assembly against the Spanish abortion law were picked up by various websites and circulated widely on social media.
My Belly is Mine campaigner Cristina Ríos was interviewed by Patricia Burgo for El Diario Norte in Spain.
In this article (in Spanish), Cristina points out that most My Belly is Mine campaigners have no personal links with Spain, however, they view the antiabortion bill as part of a wider assault on reproductive rights within the European Union and, as feminists, consider it essential to stop the erosion of women’s rights wherever they occur and regardless of national borders.
Cristina Ríos addresses the crowd at a My Belly is Mine demo at the Southbank in London on 1 February 2014