MBIM in the Press

My Belly is Mine in the Spanish Media

Spanish daily El Mundo reported last week on the new abortion support network Red Federica Montseny set up in London by Spanish feminists. The network will assist those women in Spain affected by the antiabortion leglislation which may be passed this summer.

My Belly is Mine campaigner Amanda Lundstedt appears in the article’s main photograph, which was taken during our London Underground protests.

Amanda

You can find the article here.

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.

My Belly is Mine in the Spanish Press

El Ibérico is a fortnightly Spanish newspaper edited in the British capital. It featured Amanda Lundstedt, singer, activist and My Belly is Mine campaigner on the front page of today’s edition.

Amanda Lundstedt

Amanda Lundstedt, My Belly is Mine campaigner, on the front page of ‘El Ibérico’.

The picture was taken during our recent London underground protests against Gallardón’s antiabortion law, organised in conjunction with the Spanish Women’s Assembly. These protests feature in an article in El Ibérico that discusses the new abortion support network Red Federica Montseny set up in London by the Women’s Assembly. You can read more about the RFM network here.

My Belly is Mine in the North London Star

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.

Mireia and Cristina from My Belly is Mine

My Belly is Mine in the Spanish news

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.

A member of the Women’s Assembly and rs21 protesting in the London tube against the Spanish antiabortion bill.

Online reports of our London underground protests

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.

London Underground Protest

London Underground Protest

  • We also featured in the Abortion Rights Campaign monthly roundup. You should check out their fabulous campaign while you are at it.

  • rs21 wrote a short article on the protests, which some of their members participated in. We are grateful for their participation.

 

My Belly is Mine in the Spanish Press

Here are some links to My Belly is Mine mentions in the Spanish press:

LaInformacion.com

El País

El Periódico

La Vanguardia

Diario Córdoba

CadenaSer.com

El Diario de León

A My Belly is Mine supporter protesting on 1 Feb 2014 against the Spanish antiabortion law

A My Belly is Mine supporter protesting on 1 Feb 2014 against the Spanish antiabortion law

My Belly is Mine in the Spanish Press

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

Cristina Ríos addresses the crowd at a My Belly is Mine demo at the Southbank in London on 1 February 2014