LONDON UNDERGROUND

Our Summer Campaign Continues…

Yesterday, we protested in central London once more against the barbaric antiabortion law proposed by the Spanish government. The action was jointly organized by My Belly is Mine, the Spanish Women’s Assembly and Irish prochoice activists Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A. and took place beside one of London’s most iconic bridges, Tower Bridge, opposite the Tower of London.

Yesterday’s action is the fourth co-organized by Spanish, Irish and British activists as part of an intense summer campaign to protest against the Spanish antiabortion draft bill from London. Previously, we protested during the British Spanish Society’s summer reception at the Spanish Embassy in Belgravia, on the 27th of June  -again in front of the Spanish Embassy, and in the London Underground.

Our protests will continue until the law is withdrawn.

Photography: Elisa and Andrea (Spanish Women’s Assembly)

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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.

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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.

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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.

London Underground Protest Video: Free to Decide

Here’s the video for the joint protest organised by My Belly is Mine and the Spanish Women’s Assembly on the 3rd and 4th of July to coincide with an antichoice conference hosted in Madrid. We demand the antiabortion draft bill be withdrawn and that women be free to decide.

Thanks to David from 15M London Assembly for such a great job with the filming!

 

More Photos from our London Underground Protests

Here’s a further selection of photographs from the joint protest between My Belly is Mine and the Spanish Women’s Assembly against the Spanish antiabortion law.

The protests were on the 3rd and 4th of July, to coincide with the antichoice conference that was taking place in Madrid those same days. The photographer is Rocío, from the Spanish Women’s Assembly.

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.

 

London Underground Protest II (Friday 4th of July)

Here are some pictures from our second London Underground protest, organised in conjunction with the Spanish Women’s Assembly. We protested on both the 3rd and 4th of July to coincide with the antichoice conference taking place in Madrid during those days.

Protest in the London Underground

My Belly is Mine and the Spanish Women’s Assembly took a joint trip round some of the iconic tube stations in London. Iconic, in as much as they have the longest escalators. We started off at Holborn with a group photo:

Hello, London

Hello, London

We then headed into Holborn tube and from there visited Angel, Piccadilly Circus, Green Park and ended in Oxford Circus. At each station we did a couple of trips up and down the escalators to raise awareness of the antiabortion bill in Spain. More pictures to come. Keep an eye out too, because we might be at a station near you soon.

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Amanda from My Belly is Mine with a message to London tube commuters:

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