French Baby-Kisser Simone Veil, Holocaust Survivor And Abortion Pioneer, Dies At 89 : The 2-Manner : Npr

French Politician Simone Veil, Holocaust Survivor And Abortion Pioneer, Dies At 89Enlarge this image toggle caption Eustache Cardenas/AP Eustache Cardenas/APSimone Veil, a Holocaust survivor and women’s rights advocate who was instrumental in legalizing abortion in France, has died at the age of 89.
Both of her parents and two of her siblings were killed during the war, France 24 reported.
“After the war, Veil pursued a law degree and entered politics.
“May her example inspire our countrymen, who will find in her the best of France,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in a message on Twitter, in which he also expressed condolences to her family.
The bill ultimately passed because the left-wing opposition backed it, France 24 added.

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