Abortion battles rage on in France despite liberal regime
Terminations and related expenses are covered by state with 211,900 performed in 2016
Dec 15, 2017
Lara Marlowe Paris Correspondent
There are two types of abortion in France.
Voluntary abortion is legal without restrictions until the 12th week of pregnancy, while the medical interruption of pregnancy can be performed up to the very end if there is a serious threat to the life of the mother or a grave abnormality in the foetus.
Until 2014, abortion was available to every woman “in a state of distress”. That qualifying condition no longer exists.