Applause in national assembly as lawmakers vote to extend limit for ending pregnancy from 12 to 14 weeks
Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
Wed 23 Feb 2022
France has extended its time limit for abortion after an epic battle in parliament, amid anger that thousands of women had to travel abroad each year to terminate pregnancies in countries such as the Netherlands, Spain or England because of French restrictions.
There was applause in the French national assembly on Wednesday when lawmakers voted definitively to extend the legal limit for ending a pregnancy from 12 to 14 weeks. France’s new time frame is still lower than in some other European countries, including England at 24 weeks.