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Yep, the French have done it again. This is sure to give Rush Limbaugh an asthma attack.

The French parliament, controlled by the Socialist Party, has approved a bill to grant free and anonymous access to the contraceptive pill to all girls of age 15-18.

The bill modifies an existing law which already granted free access to the pill, but only after consulting one of the 4000 public Family Planning Centers existing in France. This restriction has now been removed. The bill was deemed necessary after an increase in teen pregnancies in recent years (teen pregnancies are estimated at around 10,000 a year).

To give a bit of perspective, here is a chart comparing teen birth rates in developed countries (2007 data)

The bill also makes abortion completely free. Up to now in France abortion was free for minors, but was reimbursed only up to 70-80 % for adult women.
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