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Simone Veil, Auschwitz survivor and abortion pioneer, dies aged 89

Veil played leading role in legalising contraception and abortion in France and was European parliament’s first president 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. Continue reading...
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