Paris, France, Oct 7, 2019 / 11:23 am
At least 42,000 people protested in Paris Sunday against a bill that would allow single women and lesbian couples access to IVF. Many French bishops have spoken against the bill.
Police said there were 42,000 at the Oct. 6 protests, while a media-funded researchers estimated 74,000, and organizers 600,000.
Speaking at the protest, former legislator Marion Maréchal said the French government is seeking "to voluntarily deprive a child of a father or to transform him and the mother who carries him into a consumer product."
Organizers of the protests said the move would weaken the family and thus society, and that it is unjust "to authorize the manufacture of children voluntarily deprived of a father."