Women's rights The examination of the text is not complete but Mathilde Panot (LFI) welcomed a “historic victory”
Mathile Panot during a weekly meeting 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. Despite the upheavals of the Quatennens affair and the “obstruction” from the right and from the extreme right to the National Assembly, the Insoumis scored; a decisive point on Thursday, converging with the majority. With this text on the protection of abortion, included in the one-day program reserved for LFI in the hemicycle, it is a question of “preventing a regression” as recently in the United States or elsewhere in Europe, pleaded; the leader of the LFI group Mathilde Panot. Before a packed hemicycle, she cited Simone de Beauvoir: “A political, economic or religious crisis will suffice for women’s rights to be called into question”.
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 review of the text is not complete. but Mathilde Panot was delighted with a “historic victory”, which she dedicated to “American, Polish and Hungarian women” ;. 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 overcome reluctance.
The rewrite amendment has been approved. widely adopted, by 226 votes to 12, with 15 abstentions. 40 elected members of the RN group (out of 55 voters), whose members had anti-abortion positions, even rallied there, while the LRs were divided. Right and extreme right had asserted that they considered these debates useless, the right to abortion not being threatened; in France according to them.
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 doctors. The Insoumis, like the Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti, spoke out against the “parliamentary obstruction”, with the numerous amendments of the opponents to the text. The tone is raised to time and again, while the right and the extreme right made unrelated proposals on immigration or the institutions.
Faced with the flurry of amendments, the Insoumis gave up to regret to two of their proposals initially registered at agenda for their reserved day, one calling for a commission of inquiry into “Uber Files” and the other an increase in the minimum wage at 1,600 euros net. Another proposal that is unleashing passions, for a total ban on bullfighting, must be examined after that on abortion.