Fondé sur le travail des parlementaires et des associations, le projet de loi constitutionnelle sera envoyé au Conseil d’État cette semaine et présenté en Conseil des ministres d’ici la fin de l’année.
En 2024, la liberté des femmes de recourir à l’IVG sera irréversible. https://t.co/4uSoIJu310
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) October 29, 2023
People don’t really think about it much, but France has been a country that has pushed back a lot against Americanism and Americanization.
But guess what?
Women will always go along with whatever is on the TV.
Emmanuel Macron has promised to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the French constitution by next year, after restrictions in other countries propelled France on a path towards unconditionally guaranteeing abortion rights.
The French president said on Sunday that his government would submit a draft text to France’s highest administrative court over the coming week, with the aim of making abortion rights constitutional by the end of the year.
“In 2024, the right of women to choose abortion will become irreversible,” he wrote on social media.
The announcement follows a promise made by Macron on 8 March, International Women’s Day, which was seen as a response to the overturning of federal abortion rights in the US last year.
The resolution was overwhelmingly backed in the national assembly last November before being passed in the senate in February, despite opposition from rightwing parties, which argued that France’s abortion rights were not at risk.
An opinion poll last year showed that 89% of respondents wanted abortion rights to be better protected under the constitution.
Is that even real?
If 89% support abortion, then why would it need “better protection”?
What threat do the 11% who disagree present to that kind of supermajority?
I think it’s a fake poll.
I refuse to believe this about the French, whom I have romanticized profusely.
Le Président de la République s’y était engagé.
Le droit à l’#IVG sera sanctuarisé dans la #Constitution et je m’en réjouis.
C’est une victoire pour toutes les femmes et un symbole fort envoyé aux autres pays du monde où nos droits reculent. https://t.co/5FH9vI3iyC
— Bérangère Couillard (@BCouillard33) October 29, 2023