Several thousand people opposed to abortion marched in Paris on Sunday against the bill extending the legal deadline for abortion and to make their "
" heard by presidential candidates, during the traditional "
March for Life
,” noted an AFP journalist.
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This year, "
the first subject is the Gaillot bill (...), an iniquitous law
" which must authorize the extension of the legal duration of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy from 12 to 14 weeks, has declared Nicolas Tardy-Joubert, president of the "
", during a press briefing before the departure of the procession.
“Stop pissing off the embryos”
Gathered in the freezing cold, the demonstrators - many of them teenagers and young adults - held up pink and yellow signs: "
Stop fucking with embryos
" or "
To live is a right, not a choice
Femen activists burst in, topless, in front of the stage set up at the end of the course, shouting “
Blessed be the 14 weeks!
abortion is sacred
“, according to a video posted on the Twitter account of the feminist movement.
They were evacuated by the order service of the demonstration.
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According to the organizers, some 20,000 people took part in this "
March for Life
", which is held every year in January. The police headquarters counted around 4,500 demonstrators. Among them, Jacques Dumoulin, a 65-year-old retiree, came from Bordeaux with his wife Anne "
so that we recognize that life has been sacred from the start
Today, we use abortion as a means of contraception
,” regrets Marie, 17, an agronomy student from Aube.
second important subject
" of this mobilization "
is the presidential election
", estimated Mr. Tardy-Joubert, calling on the candidates to ensure "
that the protection of human life is a great national cause
We do not support anyone
", he added, but "
we present our 10 proposals
" to the candidates, such as "
restoring the reflection period of at least 3 days
" before an abortion or the rejection "
of assisted suicide and 'euthanasia
Led by ex-LREM MP Albane Gaillot, the text allowing the extension of the legal deadline will be examined at second reading in the Senate on January 19.