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Death of Simone Veil – Statement issued by Jean-Yves Le Drian (30 June 2017) - France Diplomatie (press release)

I was deeply saddened and moved to learn of the death of Simone Veil today. Her life and career, marked by the tragedy of the Holocaust, her tireless and pioneering commitment to women's rights and her strong sense of public service - serving as a ...and more »

Simone Veil, Ex-Minister Who Wrote France's Abortion Law, Dies at 89 - New York Times

Simone Veil, an Auschwitz survivor who as health minister of France championed the 1975 law that legalized abortion in that country, and who was the first woman to be chosen president of the European Parliament, died on Friday in Paris. She was 89. The ...and more »

Simone Veil, French feminist, politician, Holocaust survivor, dies at 89 - The Jerusalem Post

Veil, a former minister of health who in 2012 was awarded France's highest honor, passed away this week at her home in Paris, her family told the media in France on Friday. The scholar, former judge and feminist activist was 89. Be the first to know ...and more »

Simone Veil, French social reformer, dies aged 89 - Financial Times

Simone Veil, who survived Auschwitz to become a pioneering social reformer in postwar France and tireless proponent of European reconciliation, has died aged 89. Ms Veil was perhaps best known for her epic battle to legalise abortion. The law, passed ...and more »

Simone Veil, 'the best of France,' dies - Deutsche Welle

Auschwitz survivor and champion of abortion rights Simone Veil has died at age 89. Tributes to the French politician praised her "legendary" fight for the rights of the downtrodden. Frankreich Simone Veil Nachruf (Getty Images/AFP/P. Stolarz ...and more »

Simone Veil, French Holocaust survivor and stateswoman, dies at 89 - Washington Post

Simone Veil, a French survivor of the Holocaust who became one of her country's most influential stateswomen, shepherding the 1975 law that allowed abortion in France, pushing prison reform and other social causes, and promoting continental unity as ...and more »

French Politician Simone Veil, Holocaust Survivor And Abortion Pioneer, Dies At 89 - NPR

French politician Simone Veil speaks about abortion while she was health minister in 1974. The legislation that legalized abortion in France is still known as "Veil's law." Eustache Cardenas/AP hide caption. toggle caption. Eustache Cardenas/AP. French ...and more »

Simone Veil, Holocaust survivor and leading French politician – obituary -

Simone Veil, who has died aged 89, survived forced labour in Auschwitz and the death or disappearance of most of her family to become the minister of health who persuaded France's National Assembly to legalise abortion, and from 1979 to 1982 the first ...and more »

Simone Veil dead: French holocaust survivor who went on to legalise abortion dies aged 89 - The Independent

Simone Veil, a French survivor of the Nazi death camps who spearheaded campaigns to legalise abortion, has died in her Paris home at the age of 89, her family said. One of France's most prominent female politicians, Ms Veil commanded wide respect ...and more »

French abortion rights champion, holocaust survivor Simone Veil dies, aged 89 - RFI

Simone Veil, the concentration camp survivor who persuaded the French parliament to legalise abortion, has died at the age of 89. President Emmanuel Macron declared that she represented the "best of France" and hundreds of other tributes have been paid ...and more »