Paris court attacks abortion lawBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.149a (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:149
A court in Paris astonished the French Ministry of Justice and legal system last week by challenging the 1993 law that makes it a criminal offence to obstruct abortions. The court acquitted nine anti-abortion protestors who had broken into the maternity ward of the public hospital Pitie-Salpetriere last November and prayed at the entrance of a ward where patients were admitted for abortions. Hospital staff called the police, complaining that the protestors were interfering …
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