French Officials Seek Penalties for "Pro-Anorexia" Sites

French politicians called for stiff penalties of up to three years jail and heavy fines against "pro-anorexia" websites and publications that encourage girls and young women to starve themselves. "Giving young girls advice about how to lie to their doctors, telling them what kinds of food are easiest to vomit, encouraging them to torture themselves whenever they take any kind of food is not part of liberty of expression," Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said in a speech in parliament.

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