And I thought the French just hated Americans.
‘The lower house of the French Parliament voted on Friday to fully reimburse all abortions and to make contraception FREE for minors from the age of 15 to 18. France’s national medical insurance pays for abortions for minors and the poor, while other women are reimbursed for up to 80 percent of the procedure’s cost, which can be as much as $580. Contraception is partly reimbursed. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it is likely to pass.’ ~ NYT, 10/26/12 (emphasis added)
SIDENOTE: The French invented the RU-486 in the 80’s. Nice.
Back to Free Abortions for minors in France…
Even Al Jazeera picked up this story. I wonder if that has anything to do with the growing amount of Muslims in Europe.
Interestingly, France is targeting the ‘target’ group of those that abort, teens and preteens. After what they consider to be unwanted pregnancies, the French would rather abort these preborn French citizens rather than have a bunch of single-parent children draining the system. You know, much like what Obamacare will do to us in the U.S.
“Minors should have access to contraception and it should be free and anonymous,” said Martine Hatchuel, president of ANCIC. Read that here.
Free contraception and abortion is NOT FREE. Someone’s taxes pay for it. It has been noted for far too long that giving away contraception makes way for more premarital sex which leads to STD’s and contraception failure….THUS abortions go UP. Too many women and girls claim they were on some form of contraception when they got pregnant. That is what you call a slippery-slope created by the government.
The reality is that a person or a society cannot get ‘something for nothing’. Even if something appears to be free, there is always a cost to the person or to society as a whole even though that cost may be hidden or distributed.
There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch….or contraception and abortions.