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French law eases abortion limits and pushes gender equality

By Walter McDaniel     Aug 7, 2014 in World
French authorities recently passed a new law which brings significant changes to how men and women interact with each other and handle their families. However another section of the law which deals with abortion is getting the most discussion.
Paternity leave for men who have to take care of children and equality measures for both genders are major parts of these bills. Stay-at-home dads are having their lifestyle promoted by the law as well.
So far these sections of the law are seeing popular approval. At the same time a few voices which believe that being a stay-at-home dad is bad for a family.
However for many, including authorities at Time, equality measures are not their main concern. Instead many are focusing on law sections which allow a woman to get an abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy without giving any reason.
Many who consider themselves "progressives" approve of it. Individuals who consider themselves "pro-life" have only shown a minor response since the movement is not popular in France. Right now the news is still spreading and a reaction could be on the horizon.
Spain recently saw protests after officials proposed new laws on abortion in the country. French authorities have traditionally given significant rights to women who want abortions and this is unlikely to change.
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