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RUIZ-CECILIA, Raúl  and  GUIJARRO-OJEDA, Juan Ramón. Language and ideology. Apropos of the new Spanish abortion draft bill. Convergencia [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.71, pp.201-223. ISSN 2448-5799.

This linguistic study examines headlines across Spain's national press featuring the new abortion draft bill from an ideological point of view. In order to achieve this goal, we have compiled a corpus with fifty headlines taken from Spanish written press where the new bill is discussed. Data have been interpreted in the light of the discursive paradigm using, hence, a qualitative methodology. The pragmatic analysis carried out and the discussion of the results evince that right-wing press is antiabortionist while left-wing newspapers defend the organic bill 2/2010 about sexual and reproductive health, and the voluntary interruption of pregnancy. Thus, we may conclude that in Spain, conservative press adheres to current government's abortion policies, while liberal press is against these measures.

Keywords : language; ideology; abortion; discourse.

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