France Honors The Memory Of Simone Veil, ‘A Light That No One Could Extinguish’

Republican guards carry the flag-draped coffin of Simone Veil during a funeral ceremony in Paris on Wednesday.

The funeral for the widely admired politician and women’s rights advocate was held in Paris on Wednesday. A Holocaust survivor, Veil fought to legalize abortion and supported a unified Europe.

(Image credit: Michel Euler/AP)

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