French parliament seeks to incorporate abortion rights into constitution
Paris: In a move devised as a direct response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year, the French parliament has backed a proposal to enshrine abortion rights in the country’s constitution.
But a bill passed by the lower and more powerful House of Commons, the National Assembly, must go through a complex legislative process and may face opposition in the Senate before the constitution is amended. Leave plenty of time and opportunity for legislators and legislators. Voters ultimately reject it.
The vote is a clear message and a symbolic milestone at a time when abortion rights are increasingly being challenged in France’s European neighbors. raised. In Spain, many doctors deny surgery. And last year Poland banned abortion almost completely.
“No one can predict the future,” Mathilde Pano, the leader of the far-left party Indomitable de France, which backed the bill, told parliament, adding that the proposal would be “when women’s rights are violated. It was meant to remove the fear that strikes us in the future.” We are under attack elsewhere. “
Efforts to make abortion a constitutional right were spurred by the withdrawal of abortion rights in the United States in June. This shocked European countries and was seen as a red flag in France.
Justice Minister Eric Dupont-Moretti said, “History is full of examples of fundamental freedoms taken for granted that were swept out with a stroke of a pen by an event, crisis or surge.” This is even more true when it comes to
France decriminalized abortion in 1975, two years after Roe v. Wade, under a landmark law endorsed by Simone Bale. Currently, no political party has questioned this legalization, but there is intense debate about whether to amend the constitution.
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