Even though France has turned against the pro-life movement, a new administration could reverse things.
The socialist government of France has passed a bill that essentially makes it a crime punishable by two years in jail and a Euro fine of more than $30,000 to dissuade woman from having an abortion.
Dr. Joseph Meaney of Human Life International, who spoke to OneNewsNow from Paris argues that the movement is largely directed at pro-life websites – and lawmakers are targeting what they call false information:
“Of course they consider telling women about post-abortion syndrome or the abortion breast cancer link or these other scientific things that have come out over the years as mythical, unscientific pro-life propaganda – whatever you want to call it,” Meaney contended. “So they are literally hopping mad that people are trying to convince women to not have abortions.”
The websites are not allowed to even hint at carrying the baby to term – rather than terminating its life.
“But if you want to have a pro-abortion website and tell any lies you want in favor of abortion, that will be completely legal,” Meaney mused.
Laws are already in effect to bar pro-life demonstrators from persuading women at abortion clinics to give their child life. The hope for pro-life advocates now is that a new government coming into power will try to rectify the situation.
Meaney insists that the situation is so out of control in France that people, including children, are frequently exposed to full nudity on television, newspapers, magazines and roadside billboards.