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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, '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 feminist and politician who survived the Holocaust, dies at 89 - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Simone Veil, then France's minister of health, outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, 1974. (Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). (JTA) — Simone Veil, a well-known French politician and Holocaust survivor, has died. Veil, a former minister of health ...and more »

French Politician Simone Veil, Holocaust Survivor and Abortion Pioneer, Dies At 89 - KQED

French Simone Veil, an Auschwitz survivor and the first elected president of the European parliament, delivers a speech as she joined today the prestigious Academie Francaise, the guardian of the French language, on March 18, 2010 at the Institut de ...and more »

French press review 1 July 2017 - RFI

This morning's papers are unanimous in giving the front-page honours to Simone Veil, the holocaust survivor, feminist activist and European politician who died yesterday at the age of 89. Left-leaning Libération remembers Veil as "A fighter". The Libé ...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 »

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, 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 »