France: Three events for 28 September in Toulouse

Le Collectif de défense de l’IVG is organising three activities in the Haute Garonne in response to the European call for the right to safe abortion and for the International Day of Action for Safe Abortion on 28 September. On 23 September, there will be a demonstration leaving from the Allées Jean-Jaurès at 15:00 hours. It will be followed by an evening/debate at 19:00 hours at l’Espace des Diversités (38 rue d’Aubuisson). On 28 September … Continued

FRENCH POLYNESIA – Open Letter to Brigitte Macron (First Lady, France) from En Marche French Polynesia branch

  This open letter from women in the political party En Marche to the First Lady of France asserts the right of women in French Polynesia and New Caledonia to equal treatment in respect of French abortion law and policy as applies in France itself. The letter arose from a 19 July 2017 reform of the French health law with regard to abortion, which initially extended the reforms to French Polynesia and New Caledonia, but … Continued

FRANCE – Emmanuel Macron includes women’s rights among the priorities of his development policy

  On 5 September 2017, along with four government Ministers, met with a small delegation of French NGOs on the subjects of climate change and development issues. On 5 September 2017, President Macron of France received a delegation of NGOS to exchange views on the issue of development. The agenda included the question of the rights of women.   Aurélie Gal-Régniez, Director of Equipop reports: “We wanted to challenge him on two points: the need … Continued

French government moves to ban misleading anti-abortion websites

The French National Assembly has passed a law outlawing the promotion of false and misleading information about abortion on the internet, which will now go to the Senate: “Opposition to the practice of disinformation, in particular on the Internet, of intentionally promoting errors, or intentionally putting psychological pressure on women and those close to them in the matter of abortion.”

Le renforcement du rôle des sages-femmes réveille la bataille avec les gynécologues (Strengthening of the role of midwives reawakens a conflict with gynaecologists)

Following a government decree of 5 June 2016, midwives will soon be able to provide medical abortion pills up to seven weeks of amenorrhoea (nine weeks LMP) without the supervision of a gynaecologist. To promote knowledge of this new policy, the Department of Health launched a communications campaign on 22 June to raise public awareness of this expansion of midwives’ roles.

During the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the French Minister of Families, Childhood and the Rights of Women called for the right to abortion for all At the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Laurence Rossignol, the French Minister of Families, Childhood and the Rights of Women, spoke about the fact that the right to abortion continues to be under threat. Yet, it is included in the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action of 1995, which many countries have signed, even if they have so far failed to implement it. She said she … Continued

FRANCE: The second government to take part!

A l’occasion de la journée mondiale pour le droit à l’avortement, Marisol Touraine, ministre des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des femmes a annoncé la création d’un numéro national d’information sur l’IVG et le lancement d’une campagne de communication sur le droit des femmes à disposer de leur corps. Alors qu’un tiers des femmes se sent insuffisamment informé sur l’interruption volontaire de grossesse (IVG), Marisol TOURAINE a annoncé ce matin: * la … Continued

FRANCE: L’avortement est-il encore un droit?

(Huffington Post, Just a Little Girl) by Cecilia B Hier, c’était la journée mondiale du droit à l’avortement Un droit, âprement acquis. Après les aiguilles à tricoter, les ventouses, et autres cocktails de plantes, après les avortements auto-induits ou ceux pratiqués par faiseuses d’ange, avorter est devenu un droit français en 1975, entle cadré par une pratique médicale sûre, gratuite, respectant l’anonymat et l’intégrité physique des femmes. A condition de montrer qu’elle était en situation … Continued

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