It all started with an outcry on Twitter, with some netizens finding it unacceptable that the crowdfunding site HelloAsso could raise funds for a pro-life association, and questioning the general interest statute of such an association.
Cis the movement " The survivors ", directed by Émile Duport who approached the association Life Parade to get up donations for a pro-life campaign across France. Their latest anti-abortion poster campaign on Paris bus shelters made a lot of noise last week. If this poster campaign was deemed illegal, the posters having been placed on the furniture of the company JCDecaux, the crowdfunding campaign would be completely legal. The Life Parade association would be of general interest and empowered to issue tax receipts. All the usual checks had been made by HelloAsso before the campaign was launched.
Consequence of the recent law on the offense of obstructing abortion, attack on freedom of expression, fear of pressure and lobbies, verification of the status of Life Parade ... The reasons for the suspension remain to be clarified, and justice should rule.
The Secretary of State for Women's Rights, Marlène Schiappa, praised this decision, deemed "courageous".
- MarleneSchiappa (@MarleneSchiappa) June 28, 2017
But what almost surprises the most in this case is that the HelloAsso site raises funds for associations which circumvent French law by organizing abortions outside the deadline abroad. These campaigns have not been suspended, are not the subject of any controversy, and have not received any complaints from "human rights defenders".
And this is what “The survivors” denounces in a video posted on Youtube in response to the suppression of the donation campaign.
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