Simone Veil Simone Veil, French lawyer and politician. She fought for women's rights as a member of the French Parliament, and the 1975 law allowing women the right to an abortion bears her name. Print Full Image Rights Public Domain Related contentBlog: Women’s Rights are Human Rights How to cite this pageJewish Women's Archive. "Simone Veil." (Viewed on October 17, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/simone-veil>.