France is considering banning the use of anorexic models in the fashion industry.
Legislation debated Tuesday in France's Parliament would require modeling agencies to get medical certificates from models to prove that they have a body mass index of at least 18. And models would have to get routine checkups. Agencies that violate the law would be subject to fines of up to 75,000 euros ($80,968) and even prison time.
Websites and online forums that glorify anorexia and other eating disorders also would be banned.