About 1,000 people marched against abortion, assisted reproduction and euthanasia in Paris on Sunday as the French government prepares to revise the country’s bioethics law.
Organised by right-wing Catholic groups, the demonstration also targeted abortion and euthanasia.
As the government prepares a consultation on the 2011 bioethics law that could see assisted reproduction permitted for lesbian couples and single women, the protesters called for it to be made stricter. There are slightly more than 200,000 abortions every year in France, a figure that has remained more or less stable since 2006.
A small group of counterdemonstrators from the FEMEN Movement heckled the march with calls for “Abortion for all” and “Christian charity for lesbians”.