http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/societe/combats-de-femmes/1551215-laurence-rossignol-avortement-new-york/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 came to New York to reaffirm this right, which has been put at risk in the context of current armed conflicts in the world. Women are hard hit by the deprivation of freedom and the violence, such as the use of rape as a weapon of war. In addition to the victims of the worst barbarities, there are many other women whose rights are threatened today. In the name of the “right of any person to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health”, the Minister asked the CSW that all signatory countries commit to:
- Decriminalise abortion and remove all laws that relate to abortion, including those that prohibit abortion.
- Consider, as an intermediate measure, the formulation by the competent authorities of policies and guidance that enact a moratorium on the application of the criminal laws relating to abortion.
- Ensure access to safe, good quality abortion services, in accordance with the guidance of the World Health Organization.
- Ensure that accurate information about abortion is available to the public and that health care providers are fully aware of the law on abortion and its exceptions.
- Emphasise the fact that so many abortions are unsafe, and represent 13% of maternal deaths, in the hope that this fact is heard and understood.
Laurence Rossignol © Jean-Christophe Tardivon/SIPASee also : La riposte du gouvernement contre les sites anti-avortementOn the Internet, when you use the search engine for abortion questions, the first results that you find often take you to anti-abortion sites. Marisol Touraine, the French Minister of Health, launched a social media campaign, inviting people to click on the French government’s information on abortion so as to improve its status in any Google search. This did not work well enough on its own so the government has paid Google a fee so that the official website on abortion moves up the ladder. At the same time, they have merged two websites, sante.gouv.fr and social.gouv.fr, and created social-sante.gouv.fr. They put all official information about abortion on the merged site so that it is even more accessible.IVG : la totalité des actes médicaux remboursésA partir du 1er avril 2016, tous les actes médicaux nécessaires à l’avortement seront remboursés en France.