In France, any woman who chooses to can have an abortion for free.
As of April 1, the French state covers 100 percent of the costs for 100 percent of terminations.
Previously, only girls under 18 could claim the full cost back from social security, while older women would receive between 70 and 80 percent.
The new provision, introduced as one of Socialist President François Hollande’s campaign promises in early 2012 and approved in October, is part of a drive to bolster women’s reproductive rights.
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