Women's rights The left and the majority had agreed on a common wording during the day
Mathile Panot during a weekly session of questions to the government, Assemblee Nationale, Paris, France, November 15, 2022. — NICOLAS MESSYASZ/SIPA
The registration of the right to abortion in the Constitution has more and more chance of succeeding. The National Assembly voted in favor of the proposed text. by insubordinate France on Thursday. The deputies adopted by 337 votes against 32 a compromise text, in the hope of obtaining the approval of the Senate, essential for a constitutional reform. LR and RN were divided between for, against and abstention. Absent from the hemicycle “for medical reasons”, the president of the RN Marine Le Pen group indicated that not «have taken part in the ballot», after an error in the result mentioning that she had voted; for.supported text. The president of the LFI group Mathilde Panot welcomed the a “historic”vote: “The Assembly speaks to the world, our country speaks to the world,” she said, dedicating the text to the women from the United States, Poland and Hungary, countries where the right to the abortion was called into question.
The rebels scored; a decisive point by converging with the majority; shortly before the vote. Left and majority agreed to mid-day on a common formulation for the registration of the right to abortion in the Constitution, àgrave; his article 66: “The law guarantees the effectiveness of and legal access to the right to voluntary termination of pregnancy”. The initial BIA proposal also mentioned the right to contraception and made people fear some the establishment of a right to unlimited abortion. This change in writing, resulting from cross-party work, therefore aims to remove the reluctance.
A “parliamentary filibuster”
The debates had progressed; painfully in the morning Thursday, while within the LR group went to the front the members of the Parliamentary Agreement for the family, favorable to a “balance” between “freedom” of the woman” and “protection of life at home. be born.” The president of the RN Marine Le Pen group briefly defended the inclusion in the Constitution of the “current law in force” by reference to the Health Code; public.
“Not a single representative political movement » is against abortion, but this right is not “unconditional,” the conscience clause of physicians. The rebellious, like the Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti, rose up against the “parliamentary obstruction”, with the numerous amendments of the opponents to the text. The tone is raised to time and time again, while the right and the extreme right made proposals without any connection, on immigration or the institutions.