debate and rights A text proposing to engrave this right in the marble of the fundamental law arrives in session this Thursday
At the call of several associations, collectives and some political parties, several hundred people demonstrated to defend the right to voluntary termination of pregnancy (IVG), on October 28, 2022 in Paris. — Chang Martin/SIPA
At the beginning of November, the deputies gave a first green light at; registration of the right to abortion in the Constitution, but the initiative will not succeed if the Senate remains opposed to it. “No woman can be deprived of the right to voluntary termination of pregnancy”, the short text adopted at the beginning of November in the law commission, carried; by the leader of the Renaissance deputies, Aurore Bergé, must now be examined. in the Assembly hemicycle this week.
“It’s not for the symbol, nor for political expediency, it’s because it’s up to us today to take this decisive step together,” the time pleaded; the deputy, specially returned to the Assembly to defend its text, after giving birth to end of October.
Asking “a founding prerequisite”
Another text proposing to engrave this right to the voluntary interruption of pregnancy (IVG) in the marble of the fundamental law, proposed; by his LFI counterpart Mathilde Panot, arrives in session before that, this Thursday, after a passage in committee. For LR, whatever it is, the text of the deputies “cannot succeed” even if it is adopted by the Assembly, given the that the Senate, to majority from the right, rejected on October 19, in first reading, a similar bill, supported by the government. However, any proposal for a constitutional law must be voted on in the same terms by the two assemblies, before being submitted to the vote. a referendum.
The only way to avoid this final stage of a referendum would be for the initiative to revise the Constitution to come from the executive, the President of the Republic can then choose to submit the bill to the approval of the two assemblies meeting in Congress for the final adoption. MPs must lay down “a founding prerequisite” Aurore Bergé, believing that nothing would prevent, after an adoption by the Assembly, “another legislative path of recovery” by the government
“Finally, the majority presidential woke up”
Remember that the initiative of Aurore Bergé, like that of LFI, had been announced in June in the wake of a resounding decision by the United States Supreme Court which signed the end of abortion as a constitutional right. The defenders of the registration of the right to abortion in the Constitution, in the majority presidential as at left, point out that this achievement is also weakened. in European countries. They cite recent restrictions in Poland and their concerns about countries like Hungary or even Italy.
In France, “associations bear witness to the presence of powerful movements, often coordinated at European level, which promote the suppression or restriction of the right to abortion,” Aurore Bergé, judging that “we should not wait until we can no longer act to be sorry”.
– “Gu”political wars” –
“Finally, the majority presidential woke up,” MP LFI Pascale Martin, recalling that the constitutionalization of the right to abortion had “been on the agenda for years” of the Unsubmissive. On the other hand, elected officials LR and RN posted real reluctance in the face of the text. “The right to abortion is absolutely not threatened; in France”, has already thus argues the deputy RN Pascale Bordes, criticizing a formulation which “leaves to; think that access would be unconditional and absolute.” that the subject is “instrumentalised; in the name of political squabbles” between the majority and the left, with the filing of competing texts. Above all, she asked that the constitutionalization of the right to abortion should be accompanied by that “of respect for all human beings from the beginning of life, for the sake of balance”, an amendment rejected.