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(Nov 07, 2012)
On October 26, 2012, the National Assembly, the lower house of
The bill was included in the 2013 social security budget and reflects a promise made by President Francois Hollande before his election. (France's Lower House Approves Free Abortions Bill,
The goal of putting greater free access to contraception in place is to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, and thus the number of abortions, in
Others have argued that price is not the only barrier to abortion access, stating that too few doctors perform the procedure and information about which doctors do perform abortions is not easily available. The new program, once enacted, will cost an estimated €31.7 million (about US$41 million) in the first year. (
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- Topic: Abortion More on this topic
- Jurisdiction: France More about this jurisdiction
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Last updated: 11/07/2012