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Spanish govt to tighten abortion laws

"Neither at 16, nor at 18 - abortion - abolition." This was the slogan on a giant banner unravelled on the night of Mariano Rajoy's election victory in Spain. Now the Spanish government has announced that it aims to restrict access to abortion to cases of rape, serious health problems for the foetus, or psychological fragility of the mother. It would take the law back to the time before Rajoy's Socialist predecessor Zapatero made abortion a right.

By Adeline PERCEPT , Fiona GOVAN , Clément PERROUAULT

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2017-05-22 health

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2017-05-19 Asia-pacific

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2017-05-18 Middle East

Video: Social inequality on the rise in Tehran

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2017-05-17 Europe

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2017-05-16 Middle East

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