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France Makes Contraception and Abortion Free

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France Makes Contraception and Abortion Free

In case you missed it, yesterday marked an exciting new chapter in French reproductive rights.  Thanks to a new law that came into effect on April 1, women no longer have to pay to terminate a pregnancy and minors won't need to use up all their pocket money in order to afford their birth control. Although this sounds too good to be true, it ain't no April Fools.

According to France 24, increasing reproductive justice was one of François Hollande's main campaign promises during the past election. Under his new bill, women are now entitled to a full reimbursement for the cost of their abortion and girls aged 15-18 are also guaranteed free birth control (both for the contraceptive pill and the implant).

When the bill passed in October, the Minister of Health, Marisol Touraine, explained that it was a "public health choice" and she took the opportunity to remind people that abortion is "never a trivial act" for women. 

Since increasing access to birth control has consistently shown to reduce abortion rates, French authorities are expecting to see a drop the amount of women requiring abortions now that the law is effective.  For those of you that are already rolling up your sleeves and jumping to the comment section to proclaim that free abortions will increase the incidence of abortions, let me stop you right there.

Access to free, legal and safe abortions does not, has not and will never increase pregnancy termination rates in the long-term. Unlike soda refils, abortion does not become more attractive when it's free. Abortion is not an attractive choice, it's a really difficult one. Abortions aren't like half price easter chocolates, women don't run out and get them because they're on sale (easter chocolate sale? WHERE? WHERE?). They get them because they need them, and that's why the government should be concerned with provinding affordable and safe access to them. 

What do you think about France's new commitment to women's reproductive health?

 

http://www.policymic.com/articles/32383/france-makes-contraception-and-abortion-free

by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Replies (21-30):
talia-mom
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:36 PM

And more were doing it when Hollande said it was going to be a 75% tax.   Now it is only going to be 66%.   So generous of them.

People have been leaving in greater numbers because of the latest President.   And he is going to kill French Soccer with these taxes.


Quoting turtle68:

I was answering your post of ...yeah cause theyre all moving because of the taxes....they have been doing that FOREVER.  So BBC are calling it out as a new phenomenon...its not.

The rich move out of countries ALL THE TIME to save taxes.  Half the time they arent even "rich" on the books, because they are too busy evading tax.

The Irish are covering the rich expats of Europe period,  Spain is a haven for the Eurorich, Russian and Ukraine rich.  My point....its been happening for centuries and all because of taxes.

Quoting talia-mom:

Yeah, the BBC would never discuss French ex pats moving to their country.   It must be because I saw an article about one family.

The BBC simply wouldn't cover it because it must not be happening.


Quoting turtle68:

LMAO...The richest French people have historically moved about to save their taxes....started as far back as Louie XVI and subsequently the French Revolution.

Hell here even middle class are moving out of the country and into the indonesian market because its cheaper living.

If you have the money and the smarts you do what you will to retain that money.

I dont really think you know what you are talking about....or you found a post about a wealthy French family who moved out of the country and deemed it meant the WHOLE of the wealthy french people LOL.

Quoting talia-mom:

and yet the richest French people are doing exactly that now.

I wonder how they pay for the free birth control and abortions when they tax the rich out of the country.


Quoting turtle68:

Not French so cant speak on behalf of their citizens.

I do know how some of the US citizens bleat on about taxes when other nations are happy paying them and having the luxuries that you are without.

Quoting talia-mom:

or people could pay for their choices, but who cares about responsibility when they have a double digit employment rate and people renouncing their citizenship because of their latest taxation policies


Quoting turtle68:

Well done France for understanding the need for affordable choices.












talia-mom
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Then start giving back on your next paycheck.  Be a leader.


Quoting Tag3.0:



Quoting talia-mom:


You should pay 50% of your gross income in taxes

 

Fine with me! Of course Uncle Sam is my employer!!! As well as the city of Columbia.




Tag3.0
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:42 PM
5 moms liked this

 


Quoting talia-mom:

Then start giving back on your next paycheck.  Be a leader.

 

Who says I don't? I serve my country, pay my taxes and donated time and money to various charities. Im no saint but I do understand that this country will never be what it was as long as the majority remains uneducated.

Im not materialistic, I dont own a big house, fancy car or have debt.

EDUCATION SHOULD BE FREE AND SO SHOULD MEDICAL CARE.

If you have a problem with that, then youre part of the problem.

Tag3.0
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

 


Quoting talia-mom:

Then start giving back on your next paycheck.  Be a leader.

 

Oh and while youre telling me to be a leader, what is it exactly you do? Im betting not much.

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM

So you give back at least 50% of your gross income to the government?


Good job.  


Yeah, right you do that.


Quoting Tag3.0:



Quoting talia-mom:

Then start giving back on your next paycheck.  Be a leader.


Who says I don't? I serve my country, pay my taxes and donated time and money to various charities. Im no saint but I do understand that this country will never be what it was as long as the majority remains uneducated.

Im not materialistic, I dont own a big house, fancy car or have debt.

EDUCATION SHOULD BE FREE AND SO SHOULD MEDICAL CARE.

If you have a problem with that, then youre part of the problem.



LucyMom08
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

 Why do you think education should not be free?

Quoting talia-mom:

So you give back at least 50% of your gross income to the government?

 

Good job.  

 

Yeah, right you do that.

 

Quoting Tag3.0:

 

 

Quoting talia-mom:

Then start giving back on your next paycheck.  Be a leader.

 

Who says I don't? I serve my country, pay my taxes and donated time and money to various charities. Im no saint but I do understand that this country will never be what it was as long as the majority remains uneducated.

Im not materialistic, I dont own a big house, fancy car or have debt.

EDUCATION SHOULD BE FREE AND SO SHOULD MEDICAL CARE.

If you have a problem with that, then youre part of the problem.

 

 

 

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:46 PM

awwww....they are leaving because they can.  The EU has made everything easier to move around.  Now if you had a chance to live in a country that had income tax at 60% for the rich or a country that had a percentage of 66?  

Its pure math.  All expats can come and go with ease to their homeland, the rich have what used to be their home...is now their "holiday" home.  Evading taxes is a wealthy mans pastime.

Soccer has the most ridiculous wages in any sport and because its such a stupid sport it should be taxed to the moon and back....ahhhh but Im biased LOL

Quoting talia-mom:

And more were doing it when Hollande said it was going to be a 75% tax.   Now it is only going to be 66%.   So generous of them.

People have been leaving in greater numbers because of the latest President.   And he is going to kill French Soccer with these taxes.


Quoting turtle68:

I was answering your post of ...yeah cause theyre all moving because of the taxes....they have been doing that FOREVER.  So BBC are calling it out as a new phenomenon...its not.

The rich move out of countries ALL THE TIME to save taxes.  Half the time they arent even "rich" on the books, because they are too busy evading tax.

The Irish are covering the rich expats of Europe period,  Spain is a haven for the Eurorich, Russian and Ukraine rich.  My point....its been happening for centuries and all because of taxes.

Quoting talia-mom:

Yeah, the BBC would never discuss French ex pats moving to their country.   It must be because I saw an article about one family.

The BBC simply wouldn't cover it because it must not be happening.


Quoting turtle68:

LMAO...The richest French people have historically moved about to save their taxes....started as far back as Louie XVI and subsequently the French Revolution.

Hell here even middle class are moving out of the country and into the indonesian market because its cheaper living.

If you have the money and the smarts you do what you will to retain that money.

I dont really think you know what you are talking about....or you found a post about a wealthy French family who moved out of the country and deemed it meant the WHOLE of the wealthy french people LOL.

Quoting talia-mom:

and yet the richest French people are doing exactly that now.

I wonder how they pay for the free birth control and abortions when they tax the rich out of the country.


Quoting turtle68:

Not French so cant speak on behalf of their citizens.

I do know how some of the US citizens bleat on about taxes when other nations are happy paying them and having the luxuries that you are without.

Quoting talia-mom:

or people could pay for their choices, but who cares about responsibility when they have a double digit employment rate and people renouncing their citizenship because of their latest taxation policies


Quoting turtle68:

Well done France for understanding the need for affordable choices.













autodidact
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:46 PM


this is imposing nothing on French citizens. 

Quoting talia-mom:

never ending nanny state






Tag3.0
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:46 PM

 


Quoting talia-mom:

So you give back at least 50% of your gross income to the government?

 

Good job.  

 

Yeah, right you do that.

 

Quoting Tag3.0:

 

 

Youre so bitter. Do you even work? Are you even educated?

And yes, I do. I can live on an e3"s salary. But I only have one child.

 

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 11:48 PM

It isn't free anywhere.   People pay for it through their taxes.

I simply do not see a reason for free college educations on the taxpayers.

We already have free pre-k-12 for some and free k-12 for those not poor or with a child with a disability or limited English.


Why should we pay 50% of what we earn in taxes so things like college, where people can get degrees in fairly useless majors rather easily, are not on their dime?


Quoting LucyMom08:

 Why do you think education should not be free?

Quoting talia-mom:

So you give back at least 50% of your gross income to the government?


Good job.  


Yeah, right you do that.


Quoting Tag3.0:



Quoting talia-mom:

Then start giving back on your next paycheck.  Be a leader.


Who says I don't? I serve my country, pay my taxes and donated time and money to various charities. Im no saint but I do understand that this country will never be what it was as long as the majority remains uneducated.

Im not materialistic, I dont own a big house, fancy car or have debt.

EDUCATION SHOULD BE FREE AND SO SHOULD MEDICAL CARE.

If you have a problem with that, then youre part of the problem.



 



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