FRANCE: Emotional Victory

Even a Chamber accustomed to emotional oratory had rarely heard such rhetoric. Former Conservative Justice Minister Jean Foyer warned the French National Assembly of "the bodies of children piling up in slaughterhouses."

One right-wing Deputy played a tape recording that sounded like a galloping horse and then cried to the silent Chamber: "You are listening to the heartbeat of a fetus of eight weeks and two days."

Outside, members of the Laissez-les Vivre (Let Them Live) anti-abortion group paraded past the Assembly, praying aloud. The Vatican issued a statement condemning all legislation...

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