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French demonstrate against Spain's draft legislation to restrict abortion

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French demonstrators hold a banner to protest against the Spanish government plan to limit abortions, Marseille, 1 February, 2014
French demonstrators hold a banner to protest against the Spanish government plan to limit abortions, Marseille, 1 February, 2014 Reuters/Philippe Laurenson

French feminist organisations have reacted with concern over draft legislation in Spain that would severely limit a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. In December, the Spanish government introduced a bill that would allow abortions only in the case of rape or incest. This would be unlikely to happen in France, where parliament recently simplified the right to abortion. But pro-choice women are still worried.  RFI went to a demonstration in Paris this weekend against Spain's draft legislation to find out why.

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