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French 'Abortion Pioneer' Dead at 89

Simone Veil, who lost her parents and brother during the Holocaust and went on to become one of France's most popular politicians, per NPR, has died at 89. Veil survived Auschwitz as a teen and went on to study law and enter politics after the war. As health minister in...
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