PARIS, July 26, 2004 ( –  France’s Health Ministry announced Friday that the government would increase payments for individual abortions by 29%.  In addition, the measure signed by Health Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy allows for the abortion drug RU-486 to be doled out by family physicians rather than in hospitals only, thus making for home abortions with the deadly drug.  The action comes in response to lobbying by pro-abortion groups which complained that private abortuaries would close since abortion in not profitable enough.  See local coverage (in French only):   jhw