The French Government calls for a European debate on abortion

Publié le : 17 January 2014

 The Minister for Women’s Rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, has confirmed that, at the next elections, future European debates must include the right to abortion, which she terms as a "fundamental liberty"threatened by "highly conservative lobbies".

As far as the minister is concerned, the draft Spanish bill aimed at limiting abortion, which was approved by the Council of Ministers and will soon be put to the Parliamentary vote, constitutes a "failure on the part of Europe". On the same topic, she referred to the "consensus" surrounding the Veil law, which is about to be overturned, and reiterates the government’s desire to "facilitate the exercise of this right [abortion]", to defend and preserve it "as much as possible".

At the same time, Pope Francis has expressed his "horror" of abortion. "Human beings are often discarded as if they were unwanted objects. It is horrific even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day".

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