Abortion

Abortion Conscience Clause: France is Pushing for a Change

On September 27, French Senator Laurence Rossignol announced tabling a bill to cancel the conscience clause specific to abortion, which has been criticized as being redundant with doctors’ general conscience clause. Although unlikely to be passed, this bill shows a...

Ireland: Tension over the Abortion Referendum

On May 25 a referendum on abortion will be held in Ireland. Abortion has always been illegal in Ireland in both Northern Ireland, (part of the UK) and the independent state of Southern Ireland. Its prohibition was added to the Constitution in 1983, with the 8th...

Contraception 50 years later: disillusion and anti-love

December 19, 1967 marked the date when France adopted a new law on contraception. Although access to contraception has become widespread, the new generation of women is starting to voice complaints of having their bodies over-medicated, while unwanted side effects...

UN: Human Rights Committee Promotes Abortion and Euthanasia

An important meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee was held at the beginning of November 2017 in Geneva. The experts’ discussion was centered on a report which intends to interpret the fundamental right to life to include facilitating access to abortion and...

[Press Release] Abortion: Genuine Prevention Policy Urgently Needed

Alliance VITA has renewed its request for the new French government to develop a genuine abortion prevention and provide more balanced information for women with unplanned pregnancies. With more than 200,000 abortions performed annually, France has one of the highest...

Number of abortions in France remains high for 2016

On June 26, the service in charge of statistics at the French National Health Ministry (the “Drees”) published the abortion statistics in France for 2016, noting a slight decrease. Although there has been a slight decline these past 3 years, the number of abortions...