France cracks down on 'misleading' anti-abortion websites
The French government is pushing back against sites that deliberately push misinformation while designed to resemble state information.
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PARIS — France's parliament has approved a bill criminalizing
The lower house of parliament, dominated by a Socialist majority, passed the measure Thursday with a show of hands.
France's minister for women's rights, Laurence Rossignol, says the law targets anti-abortion organizations that are "behind
It provides for a penalty of up to two years in prison and a 30,000-euro fine.
Rossignol says anti-abortion activists can freely express their views as long as they "sincerely say who they are, what they do and what they want."
Anti-abortion association Alliance Vita denounced the bill as an infringement on freedom of speech.