By Le Figaro with AFP
The collective Les Survivors claimed responsibility for the operation, which caused many elected officials and members of the government to react.
“What if you had let him live?“, Parisian Vélib’ subscribers were surprised to discover an anti-abortion sticker on many bicycles on Thursday morning, a wild display immediately denounced by Parisian elected officials and the government. Colours, font, design… on this sticker, the graphic charter of the Vélib’ seems totally compliant. And under the question asked, a fetus grows, becomes a baby and then a child capable of pedaling.
“You who ride this Velib’, don’t you remember all those times when, like a child learning to ride a bike, you dared to take on the adventure?“Explains on its site the collective Les Survivors, which claims the operation in a press release posted on Wednesday. Presenting themselves as “young people revolted by the suffering and injustice caused by abortion», The Survivors claim to act on behalf of «220,000 children killed each year in France“. Survivors aremisnamed“, reacted on Twitter the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, denouncing a “Shame for our Republic, for Paris and its values“.
“This degradation is de facto an attack on the freedom of women“, added his health istant, Anne Souyris, to AFP. “Under no circumstances has this poster campaign on mudguards been authorized“, reacted the union which oversees Vélib ‘, the SAVM, considering a legal response and encouraging users “to remove the stickers“. “A significant number” of Vélib ‘were thus identified, indicated to AFP the mobility istant, David Belliard.
The government denounces an “unacceptable” anti-abortion “campaign”
Several members of the government also reacted on social networks, the Minister responsible for Equality between women and men, Isabelle Rome, denouncing a “campaign” anti-abortion “unacceptable“. “In the face of reactionaries, the government and the majority will always stand with women to guarantee freedom of choice.“, said the Minister of Health, François Braun. In early March, President Emmanuel Macron announced his desire to include in the Constitution the “freedom” to have recourse to abortion within the framework of a bill on a vast reform of the institutions.