Now that PresidentÂ Nicolas SarkozyÂ is out and the far more left President Francois Hollande, is in charge and shaking things up, France is about to get even more awesome than it already was. With promises to make same-sex marriage legal, France has now passed a law that there will be reimbursements for abortions so no one woman will have to be forced into a motherhood for which they’re not ready, and free contraceptives (the Pill and implants) for teenagers “regardless of her income level or her parentsâ€™ opinions on her sexuality.”
Wow. A woman being allowed to make decisions over her own body and reproductive organs? I’m shocked. I’m baffled. I’m screaming, “Vive la France!” out my window in Paris as I write this.
There are about 12,000 abortions performed in France a year, but with this new law there’s likely to be more now that every woman will have access to them without having to bear the financial burden that comes with such a procedure.
Sadly, it will probably be a long way off before we’ll see this in the United States. Yes, Obamacare is going to make a huge difference, but can you imagine a U.S. where abortion is technically free because you’ll be reimbursed for it after the fact? I can’t; and that makes me very sad.
Step it up. You’re embarrassing yourself yet again when it comes to social rights and equality. Thanks in advance.