France Will Bury Its Abortion Rights Champion As a ‘National Hero’

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France Will Bury Its Abortion Rights Champion As a ‘National Hero’
Claire Zillman
Jul 05, 2017

At a funeral ceremony with military honor at Les Invalides in Paris on Wednesday, President Emmanuel Macron paid respects to a woman who represents "the best of what [the country] can achieve."

He praised feminist icon Simone Veil, who died last week at age 89, for making France "better and more beautiful" and announced that the politician who crusaded for the legalization of abortion in the 1970s will be buried alongside the nation's most revered figures in Paris's Panthéon.

Continued at source: Fortune: http://fortune.com/2017/07/05/simone-veil-abortion-france/