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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.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 »

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 »

French Holocaust survivor and pro-abortion campaigner Simone Veil dies at 89 - Ynetnews

A survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen, Veil was a champion of European integration, serving as European Parliament's first elected president, a French government minister and a top jurist. Reuters|Published: 06.30.17 , 14:46. PARIS—French ...and more »

Simone Veil, Holocaust survivor and leading French politician – obituary - Telegraph.co.uk

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

Holocaust survivor and the first president of the European Parliament, Simone Veil, died at her home at the age of 89. Her son made the announcement on Friday, prompting tributes from around the world. "Simone Veil was a symbol, legend and proof that ...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 »

Simone Veil, European idealist - POLITICO.eu

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 - The Times

Of all the insults thrown at Simone Veil during her campaign to legalise abortion in France in 1974, the most hurtful was the accusation that she was unleashing the biggest genocide since the deportation of French Jews to the Nazi death camps.and more »

Simone Veil, iconic French feminist politician and Holocaust survivor, dies at 89 - Firstpost

Paris: Simone Veil, a French survivor of Nazi death camps and European Parliament president who spearheaded abortion rights as one of France's most prominent woman politicians, has died. She was 89. The office of her son Jean Veil said Friday that ...and more »