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Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:34 PM

France's lower house passes free abortion bill

Source: Associated Press

/ October 26, 2012, 3:24 PM
France's lower house passes free abortion bill

PARIS The lower house of the French parliament has voted to fully reimburse all abortions and to make contraception free for minors.

Currently, France's national medical insurance fully pays for abortions for minors and the poor, while other women are reimbursed for up to 80 percent of the procedure's cost, which can be as much as 450 euros ($580). Contraception is partially reimbursed.

The bill, which passed the National Assembly on Friday, would make all abortions free and would also pay for contraception for those between 15 and 18. It now goes to the Senate, where it is likely to pass.

"Women who want to stop an unwanted pregnancy have the right to be covered: The enactment of the right to choose to halt a pregnancy is an obligatory state service," the bill's language says.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57541356/

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Judi Lynn Oct 2012 OP
2Design Oct 2012 #1
valerief Oct 2012 #10
Vidar Oct 2012 #2
SCVDem Oct 2012 #9
jsr Oct 2012 #3
lyingsackofmitt Oct 2012 #4
Hugabear Oct 2012 #5
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #6
stubtoe Oct 2012 #7
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #11
pampango Oct 2012 #8
craigmatic Oct 2012 #12
melody Oct 2012 #13
LittlestStar Oct 2012 #14
argiel1234 Oct 2012 #15

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:36 PM

1. Love France and want to go live there

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Response to 2Design (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 06:09 PM

10. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:38 PM

2. Vive la France!

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Response to Vidar (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:58 PM

9. Oui!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:38 PM

3. Doesn't Romney speak French

and he spent time with those godless heathens.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:41 PM

4. This will make rMoney excited!

Maybe rMoney's Stericycle can get the contract to handle the aborted fetus disposal and make a fortune! Oh wait, he already has.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:55 PM

5. I'm sure this will energize Santorum to run for President in 2016

Just so that he can bomb France in retaliation for the "unborn Holocaust"

Lest you think I'm using the term "Holocaust" lightly, I have often heard right-wingers refer to abortion as an "unspoken Holocaust"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:07 PM

6. The free contraception will bring down abortion rates...and welfare costs.

It is money well spent. We should pass the same law here.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:39 PM

7. This is what a progressive country looks like.

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Response to stubtoe (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 07:11 PM

11. That is what an educated, rational country looks like. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:45 PM

8. Tea Party nightmare: France, abortion, national health insurance and socialist party rule.

It doesn't get any better than this.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 07:18 PM

12. Eventually we'll get there too

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 07:55 PM

13. The right is in France, too

Trust me -- they let this go through to make the US look bad (as usual). The EU doesn't give a damn about anything but global dominance, just like the US does. They aren't the "good guys" -- they're the back-up plan of the bad guys.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 12:35 AM

14. WTF. Are they sane people or something? Do they let science rule their lives?

If only US voters and leaders were that clear headed, logical, and rational.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 12:54 AM

15. good for france

 

if only our backwards country were even remotely like france or other european countries in this regard.

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