And if you had let it live?", subscribers of the Parisian Vélib' were surprised to discover an anti-abortion sticker on many bikes Thursday morning, a wild display immediately denounced by Parisian elected officials and the government. Colors, font, drawing... on this sticker the graphic charter of the Vélib' seems totally compliant. And under the question asked, a fetus grows, becomes a baby and then a child able to pedal.
You who take this Velib', do you not remember all those times when, like the child who learns to ride a bike, you dared the adventure? ", explains on its website the collective The Survivors, which claims the operation in a statement posted online Wednesday. Presenting themselves as "young people outraged by the suffering and injustice caused by abortion", Les Survivants say they act on behalf of the "220,000 children killed each year in France". The Survivors are "badly named", reacted on Twitter the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, denouncing a "shame for our Republic, for Paris and its values".
This degradation is de facto an attack on women's freedom," his health assistant, Anne Souyris, told AFP. "In no case has this poster campaign on mudguards been authorized," responded the union that oversees Vélib', the SAVM, considering a judicial response and encouraging users "to remove the stickers". "A significant number" of Vélib' have been identified, told AFP the deputy mobility, David Belliard.
Government denounces 'unacceptable' anti-abortion 'campaign'
Several members of the government also reacted on social networks, the Minister for Equality between women and men, Isabelle Rome, denouncing an "unacceptable" anti-abortion "campaign". "In the face of reactionaries, the government and the majority will always stand by women to guarantee freedom of choice," Health Minister Francois Braun said. In early March, President Emmanuel Macron announced his desire to enshrine in the Constitution the "freedom" to resort to abortion as part of a bill on a vast reform of the institutions.