A rally organized after the death of a young pregnant woman


Rally after the death of a pregnant young woman in Saint-Denis – AFP

On July 3, a young three-month-old pregnant woman died in Saint-Denis. His companion is implicated for
domestic violence. The autopsy concluded that his death could result from
ectopic pregnancy.

This Monday, about 150 people gathered in front of the town hall of this city of Seine-Saint-Denis. "How much does a woman's life cost? Asked Ernestine Ronai, head of the departmental observatory of violence against women, at the rally, calling on the authorities to deploy resources.

"One billion" euros claimed

Associations ask for "a billion," she said, "and it's not too much to fight this problem." "For the moment the means implemented are totally insufficient," added Marie-Christine Mourgue, president of SOS Femmes 93.

In the audience, relatives of the deceased young woman from Guadeloupe. "She wanted to be a social worker," says a cousin. She worked as a carer on weekends, and on Thursday volunteered with the elderly. "

The companion under investigation

His companion was placed under the status of assisted witness in the open investigation for violence leading to death without intent to give it. He has also been indicted for previous domestic violence and placed under judicial control. The day before her death, the young woman had left a handrail.


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