Feminine Wiles with DJ Dk

Women's Issues and the State of the Union

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anarcho-queer:

France To Cover 100 Percent of Abortion Costs
France on Monday unveiled a package of reforms designed to increase access to abortion, including 100 percent reimbursement of medical costs by the state social security system.
At present French women are only able to claim back between 70 and 80 percent of the costs, which average between 200 and 450 euros depending on whether the abortion is induced by medication taken at home or carried out by surgical procedure in a clinic.
The change to full reimbursement was included in the 2013 social security budget unveiled on Monday. In a statement the government said the move was “necessary to ensure all women have equal access to abortion.”
The move follows a long campaign by pro-choice organisations and was a manifesto promise by Socialist President Francois Hollande ahead of his election victory in June.
The government also announced that it would increase the amounts clinics are allowed to charge for carrying out abortions to bring them closer into line with their real costs and to facilitate better support for patients.
The total cost of the measures was estimated at 31.7 million euros in the first year of application. A total of 225,000 abortions were carried out in France in 2010, the last year for which figures are available.
As well as promising to ensure the costs of abortion are fully covered, Hollande’s election manifesto included a pledge to ensure terminations were available at every major hospital across the country.
Abortion is available on request in France up to the 12th week of a pregnancy under legislation that was introduced in 1975 and enjoys widespread support across the political spectrum.

It’s at times like this that I look at France and say: “That was awesome.”  They may like to try and compete with America to see who is the biggest free asshole, but they have definitely beat us in the category of balancing the bad with the good.  

anarcho-queer:

France To Cover 100 Percent of Abortion Costs

France on Monday unveiled a package of reforms designed to increase access to abortion, including 100 percent reimbursement of medical costs by the state social security system.

At present French women are only able to claim back between 70 and 80 percent of the costs, which average between 200 and 450 euros depending on whether the abortion is induced by medication taken at home or carried out by surgical procedure in a clinic.

The change to full reimbursement was included in the 2013 social security budget unveiled on Monday. In a statement the government said the move was “necessary to ensure all women have equal access to abortion.

The move follows a long campaign by pro-choice organisations and was a manifesto promise by Socialist President Francois Hollande ahead of his election victory in June.

The government also announced that it would increase the amounts clinics are allowed to charge for carrying out abortions to bring them closer into line with their real costs and to facilitate better support for patients.

The total cost of the measures was estimated at 31.7 million euros in the first year of application. A total of 225,000 abortions were carried out in France in 2010, the last year for which figures are available.

As well as promising to ensure the costs of abortion are fully covered, Hollande’s election manifesto included a pledge to ensure terminations were available at every major hospital across the country.

Abortion is available on request in France up to the 12th week of a pregnancy under legislation that was introduced in 1975 and enjoys widespread support across the political spectrum.

It’s at times like this that I look at France and say: “That was awesome.”  They may like to try and compete with America to see who is the biggest free asshole, but they have definitely beat us in the category of balancing the bad with the good.  

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    Oui France trop bien ♥ ♥ ♥
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    AH one positive thing I saw today! Very good, when I was in high school my teacher told us the state was making abortion...
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    One more reason why I want to move to France.
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    France To Cover 100 Percent of Abortion Costs France on Monday unveiled a package of reforms designed to increase access...
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    That’s it. I’m moving to France. They’re building the ITER fusion research facility, they support nuclear energy and now...
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    Maybe if we didn’t all have sticks up our asses we could come up with some legislation like this…
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    DEAR USA, GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. BE MORE LIKE FRANCE.
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    That’s pretty cool France.
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    :-)
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    Yayy! Go France! I’m proud to be studying abroad here right now lol
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