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  • A waiting game for migrants in France

    December 26 2017 by Rob Holmes, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    A waiting game for migrants in France

    Some men are waiting to be processed as asylum seekers. Others want to avoid deportation after having asylum claims denied. They are among thousands who have inundated Paris, up to 80 per day. Across Europe, more than 178,000 migrants sought new homes in 2017. Most come from Muslim-majority nations in Africa.

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  • France rejects a third gender category

    May 17 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    France rejects a third gender category

    France’s highest court has rejected the notion of a “neutral” gender. The ruling upheld a lower court’s decision denying a French citizen with a sex development disorder the right to use “neutral” as an official gender. The plaintiff was assigned male at birth despite having intersex genitalia.

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  • French abortion bill would outlaw ‘moral’ pressure

    December 9 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    French abortion bill would outlaw ‘moral’ pressure

    A bill passed by France’s Senate that bans websites distributing “false information” about abortion could be used to criminalize legitimate attempts to dissuade women from terminating their pregnancies. The bill was approved 173-126 and must return to the lower house of parliament for final approval before advancing to Socialist President Francois Hollande.

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  • France prepares to dismantle port-city migrant camp

    October 21 2016 by Anna K. Poole, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    France prepares to dismantle port-city migrant camp

    In October, the British government announced it will accept hundreds of refugee children from a squalid camp on the French side of the English Channel. The decision came in response to international pressure to “fulfill its moral obligation” to find homes for migrant minors with documented family links in Britain.

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  • France plans ban on pro-life websites

    October 12 2016 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    France plans ban on pro-life websites

    The French government announced in September that it plans to ban pro-life websites found guilty of “deliberately deceiving” women with the appearance of neutrality. Under an amendment to a current “Equality and Citizenship” law, owners of pro-life sites could face a 30,000 euro fine (about $33,600) and two years in prison.

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  • Islamic State group kills priest in Western church attack

    July 28 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Islamic State group kills priest in Western church attack

    Islamic State jihadists slit the throat of an elderly Catholic priest who was celebrating Mass in Normandy, France, marking the terrorist group’s first known attack on a church in the West. In the knife attack, two men forced Jacques Hamel to his knees, murdered him and filmed themselves making comments in Arabic while dancing.

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  • French move toward full funding of abortion

    November 7 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    French lawmakers have voted to provide full government funding of abortion. France’s National Assembly voted Oct. 26 to increase coverage of both surgical and chemical abortions for 2013 to 100 percent, according to reports in the Associated Press, LifeSite News and other media.

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  • Baptist group pulls ‘weeds of injustice’ from Jewish cemetery

    August 29 2012 by Ava Thomas, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist group pulls ‘weeds of injustice’ from Jewish cemetery

    His hands trembled when Benjamin* saw a letter his son-in-law received, stamped with the letterhead of the government offices of Paris’ fourth administrative district. In fact he trembled all over, so much that he had to sit down.

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