▲ Up
 
14:04 24-05-2017
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
ADVERTISE WITH US SUBSCRIBE
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Sex doll protest blows up Spain's abortion debate
16:22, 28 March 2014, 2903

AKIPRESS.COM - sex dolls Opponents of new anti-abortion laws currently pending in Spain have used inflatable sex dolls to draw attention to what they describe as “women's rights being trampled by politicians and legislators,” The Local reported.

Luz Interruptus have joined many other groups and individuals in expressing their unhappiness with Spain's highly controversial draft abortion legislation. But instead of marching, waving banners, baring their breasts or writing to their local politicians, Luz Interruptus have employed public street art to get their message across.

They taped up the mouths of a pile of sex dolls, installed lights, and left them on the steps of Spain's Ministry of Justice in Madrid.

The group's action has had the desired effect, attracting media coverage in sources including the U.S. magazine The Atlantic.

The artists themselves described the action on their website, concluding with a give-away offer for anyone in the market for a used doll that lacks the usual wear and tear.

“Thinking about how women’s rights are being trampled by politicians and legislators, we decided to take to the street to demonstrate our opposition to the law, quite clearly intended to win votes from the more radical right.”

Women in Spain have had the right to freely opt for abortions up to 14 weeks into pregnancy since 2010.

But planned changes to the law will allow abortion only in cases of rape or a threat to the mother's health, making Spain the only country in Europe to impose such conditions.

Passage of the controversial bill through parliament has been delayed due to political infighting within the ruling right-wing Popular Party but it is expected to enter the statute books soon.


Full access to all news articles in English

1 month2000 somsubscribe
year20000 somsubscribe
These subscription fees are for private individuals only. Please contact us via phone +996 (312) 900-776 or email info@akipress.org for corporate subscription inquiries
Twitterfacebookprint
LATEST NEWS
13:21 President Atambayev receives Heads of CIS Security and Intelligence Agencies13:17 Ministry of Economy to invite international experts for shadow economy assessment13:05 MP offers to pay salaries and pensions to earthquake-affected residents of Chon-Alay for few month in advance13:04 Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 8912:58 CIS security services must pay particular attention to fight against drug trafficking and organized crime – President Atambayev12:56 Manchester attack bomber identified as 22yo Salman Abedi12:51 No Kyrgyzstanis among Manchester bombing victims and injurees12:46 412 million som allocated for Balykchy—Korumdu road works: Minister12:37 Half of $30-million grant channeled by Russia in May to go for budget support: Finance Minister12:36 2 footbridges to appear in Bishkek12:29 Snow leopard caught on camera descending slope in Sarychat-Ertash nature reserve12:18 23 EBRD-funded trolleybuses to start running in Osh12:16 Turkmenistan might join OPEC oil output cuts: Kuwait11:54 23yo Bishkek City Council member fined for tinted car he drove to school for traffic rules' discussion11:47 Head of Uzbekistan's Central Bank passes away at age 6711:14 Security authorities say 'it was not a drill' as hoax explosive device found near Philharmonic Hall in Bishkek11:13 Uzbek-born business magnate Alisher Usmanov helps organize concert of Andrea Bocelli in Tashkent11:11 China grants $32 million for 6 irrigation projects of Kyrgyzstan11:03 Several MPs to be no-show at parliament session because of their Turkey, Italy, Astana trips: Vice Speaker10:54 Man handed 5 years in jail for stealing iPhone 5S in Bishkek
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75