The French government announced in the last week of September 2012 that all terminations of pregnancy would be reimbursed in full by the Social Security insurance from 2013. The  procedure will therefore be free of cost for women. This was a commitment made by François Hollande during the presidential election campaign in France earlier this year.

 

Each year in France, there are about 225, 000 abortions and 54% are medical abortions. The cost varies from 200 to 450 Euros, depending on the method and is currently reimbursed by the state at 70% for medical abortions and 80% for surgical abortions.