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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...

2016 Report: More Women Postpone Childbearing until Later in Life

On October 11, 2017, the first results of the French national perinatal survey 2016 were published. The report shows an increase in delaying child bearing until later in life, and an increase in the number of premature babies. Periodically, these surveys are carried...

[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...

Contraception, sterilization: women fighting for health issues

On Monday, September 18, 2017, the Bayer laboratory announced that it will stop selling its sterilization implant Essure® in Europe. The controversy surrounding the device has lasted several months, following lawsuits filed by numerous women claiming the implant...

NSERM Research: Improvements for Preterm Infants

Recently the British Medical Journal published the results of INSERM’s « EPIPAGE-2 » research study which demonstrated that in the past 20 years, preterm infants live longer and have fewer complications. The EPIPAGE-2 research team studied over 5,500 infants born...

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...