French government cracks down on abortion protests

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:81

Four members of an antiabortion group were sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment and fines of £15000 last week by a court in Roanne, near Lyons in France. This is the first time that a French court has jailed antiabortion protestors. During the same week the National Assembly said that antiabortion protesters were not eligible for the traditional amnesty granted to minor offenders that marks presidential elections.

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