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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 »

The holocaust survivor went on to serve in French government, where she was best known for her efforts to secure ... - U.S. News & World Report

PARIS (Reuters) - Simone Veil, a French politician and Holocaust survivor who secured the legalization of abortion in France in the 1970s, died at her home in Paris on Friday, her family said. She was 89 years old. A Jewish survivor of a Nazi death ...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, European idealist -

The passing of Simone Veil is a reminder of what the European Union has achieved — and of what it has lost. At its origin, the European Economic Community was shaped by an idealism with a strong practical strain. Jean Monnet, Robert Schuman and the ...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 »

Simone Veil, Auschwitz survivor and abortion pioneer, dies aged 89 - The Guardian

Simone Veil, an Auschwitz survivor who played a leading role in legalising contraception and abortion in France, has died aged 89. Veil, an icon of French politics and the first president of the European parliament, died at home, her son Jean said. In ...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 »

Greek PM: Simone Veil 'a Symbol of Democracy and Historical Memory' for Europe - Greek Reporter

“Simone Veil was a symbol of democracy and historical memory for Europe,” Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote on his @tsipras_eu Twitter account on Friday, regarding the death of the French politician, who was the first woman to become ...and more »