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France To Enshrine Abortion Rights In Their Constitution

France is set to become the first country in the world to enshrine abortion rights in its constitution.

President Emmanuel Macron has called a special meeting at the Palace of Versailles where the bill will be subject to a final vote.

France’s lower house of parliament voted overwhelmingly in support of the bill in January, and the Senate passed the changes last week.

Bension Siebert and Sasha Barbour Gatt discuss the international impacts of this bill on The Briefing:

In a post on X on February 29, 2024, Macron said he is “committed to making women’s freedom to have an abortion irreversible.”

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A recent poll in France found 90 per cent of respondents support the right to an abortion and 86 per cent want to see it in the constitution.

The bill has wide political support with no major party opposed to it.

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