Simone Veil, French politician, women's rights champion & Holocaust survivor has died at the age of 89….
Simone Veil, French politician, women's rights champion and Holocaust survivor, has died at the age of 89.
Best known in France for her instrumental role in legalising abortion in the 1970s, she went on to serve as the first president of an elected European Parliament.
Ms Veil, a liberal, later re-entered French politics, returning to the cabinet in the 1990s.
President Emmanuel Macron described her as "inspiring", and the best of France.
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