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WHO chief hails France move to guarantee abortion rights: statement

Published March 05,2024

The World Health Organization on Monday hailed a vote by French legislators to enshrine the right to abortion in the country's constitution, making it the first country in the world to offer explicit protection for terminating a pregnancy.

"We welcome France's decision to secure women's rights and save their lives," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.