Skip to comments.Free birth control, abortions confirmed in France
Posted on 10/26/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT by Lorianne
Lawmakers in France passed a bill today that allows women to claim 100 percent of abortion costs while also making contraception free to girls ages 15 to 18, The Associated Press reported.
The National Assembly passed the bill as part of the Social Security budget and a campaign promise of President Francois Hollande, AFP said.
Before the new law passed the lower house of parliament, France reimbursed minors and the poor if they needed an abortion.
An average woman in France can reclaim 80 percent of the cost, which can be as high as $580, the AP said.
The bill is expected to pass the senate and become law.
Also part of the bill is free contraception and the guarantee of anonymity for teen girls as young as 15, according to France 24.
By allowing free contraception, France hopes to reduce unwanted pregnancies and the number of abortions performed in the country (about 225,000 in 2010).
Providing free contraception is just as important for these teenagers as getting good sex education at school, French Minister for Womens Rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem told France 24.
The initiatives are part of budget measures announced earlier this month, AFP said.
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The Muslims, who will be happy to spawn on the public dole, won’t have to wait so long to take over France.
and how will they pay for this after all the taxpayers escape?
elections have consequences, froggies.
Charles Martel weeps.
One can at least understand how the simplistic and blinkered Muslims might view all French women as whores.
I suppose it’s never occurred to those arrogant jerks that they’re finally ridding the world of themselves.
The difference between conservatism and liberalism is that the former is for freedom WITH personal responsibilities (you pay the consequences), whereas socialism is for freedom WITHOUT personal responsibility (i.e. the “state” pays for your consequences).
Of course this nirvana is only temporary - inevitably the state will take away your freedoms and turn nirvana into hell.
My Catholic beliefs prevent me from saying anything crass such as “fewer Frenchmen.....so what’s the problem?”
There’s always money to kill babies.
What a shame that western culture dies through suicide.
I’m sure sharia Europe will be a marvelous place.
At least the US is a few years behind, and I won’t live to see it here.
I know what you mean, if I weren’t Catholic I’d be cheering them on to abort themselves out of existance.
I thank the Lord every day that my great-great grandfather left this stupid country and emigrated to West Virginia.
Contraception is also abortion.
That rather depends on the method of contraception, now doesn’t it?
No, it’s not.
France is one step further along in their society’s suicide.