Skip to comments.France to cover 100 percent of abortion costs
Posted on 10/01/2012 4:07:09 PM PDT by Cincinna
France on Monday unveiled a package of reforms designed to increase access to abortion, including 100 percent reimbursement of medical costs by the state social security system. At present French women are only able to claim back between 70 and 80 percent of the costs, which average between 200 and 450 euros depending on whether the abortion is induced by medication taken at home or carried out by surgical procedure in a clinic. The change to full reimbursement was included in the 2013 social security budget unveiled on Monday. In a statement the government said the move was "necessary to ensure all women have equal access to abortion." The move follows a long campaign by pro-choice organisations and was a manifesto promise by Socialist President Francois Hollande ahead of his election victory in June. The government also announced that it would increase the amounts clinics are allowed to charge for carrying out abortions to bring them closer into line with their real costs and to facilitate better support for patients.
The total cost of the measures was estimated at 31.7 million euros in the first year of application. A total of 225,000 abortions were carried out in France in 2010, the last year for which figures are available.
As well as promising to ensure the costs of abortion are fully covered, Hollande's election manifesto included a pledge to ensure terminations were available at every major hospital across the country.
Abortion is available on request in France up to the 12th week of a pregnancy under legislation that was introduced in 1975 and enjoys widespread support across the political spectrum.
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One of the reasons that abortion is supported across the political spectrum is that it is only legal and free (so far) during the first trimester.
They are killing off their own. Muslims don’t do abortion!
The Final Solution redux.
French taxpayers covering 100% of abortioni costs.
I bet they love paying those high taxes.
Oh, yeah, THAT’ll take care of their problems.
Driving through Dijon, one day, on the way to visit the place where St. Bernadette lived (not Lourdes but Nevers), after a cafe lunch to remember, looking around at the hills, the cattle, the beautiful weather, a couple of bottles of Burgundy in the back, just purchased, my friend commented, “God sure did bless France”.
They’ll find out how that blasphemy works. The good French folks are mortified.
Oh, yeah. Read up on the inventrix, Margaret Sanger.
Talk about supressing the truth! Ties to Hitler, NO kidding.
This is insanity.
Sharia Law in 18 years because Muslims are all thats left
They know that the rich can afford abortion, they want to make it convenient for the poor to have them to, in fact they want to encourage the poor to have them so they pay the entire amount.
Easiest way to get rid of a population that isn’t smart enough to use Birth Control, not too bright, and not contributing through high taxes.
Don’t worry our Democrats know this too. That is why abortion is so easy to get here.The stupid think they are getting a favor.
IIRC, not long ago France was paying women to stay at home and have children. Their Total Fertility Rate (TFR) is well below replacement with ethnic French people. Now, in the face of domestic muslim muslim terrorism and population growth they choose to underwrite 100% of abortions - totally unacceptable for the muslim population. The upshot: the French are subsidizing national suicide.
Crazy! Just crazy!
This is known as national suicide in slow motion! Do they think the muzzies moving into France are going to limit their reproduction?
I don’t think we’re that far behind. Our schools offer plan B contraceptive without parental notification, and we force religious institutions to provide free contraception. Surely we’re not far from free abortions for everyone.
I always thought eugenicists were more than warped; the white race is the one that is diminishing to the point of no return due to their healthy use of contraceptives and it’s dirty little sister, abortion, as a back up. Oh well, there is a terrible price to pay to the god of eros and selfishness. So be it. The world will be very different in the next 50 years, as it has changed so dramatically in the last 50 years, due to these excesses and their abuse. Tragic.
Screw this diversity and eugenics crapola.
They are killing off their own. Muslims dont do abortion!
true. women who claim to be Christians kill their own babies. Muslim women don’t.
...there are now what, 10 million muslims in France?
Charles Martel drove back the first 50,000
and kept France free, for 1200 years.
now, France PAYS Muslims to have children,
and PAYS to kill their own children.
This is selective abortion. They want to make sure that really poor people can afford an abortion. Anyone not poor would not be deterred by a co-pay. Here they’re clearly “reaching out” to the poor to make sure they abort their kids.
Why don’t they put a premium on it? How about paying poor people to have an abortion?
“Abortion is available on request in France up to the 12th week of a pregnancy under legislation that was introduced in 1975 and enjoys widespread support across the political spectrum.”
Evil sowing the seeds of it’s own destruction. Killing off your future is not a good way to preserve a culture.
“Were not far from free abortions for everyone.”
No, we aren’t. But the times...they are a changing! Things will start getting interesting in about 5 weeks.
And, like the stupid liberals in this country, are fighting tooth and nail for the right to do it.