“What happened elsewhere must not happen in France,” a French lawmaker says Protesters hold signs reading ‘Abortion is a right’ during a rally in support of worldwide abortion rights in Paris. © AFP / Stephane De Sakutin
Reacting to the US Supreme Court’s decision to roll back the constitutional protection for abortion, a group of French MPs from President Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance party moved to inscribe the right to abortion into the constitution.
On Friday, the US Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, returning the responsibility to decide on abortion rights to the individual states. The ruling, which is expected to lead to restrictions in around half of the country, became a shock for many not only in America, but also abroad.
“What happened elsewhere must not happen in France,” Marie-Pierre Rixain, a lawmaker for the Renaissance party, said.
Amending the French Constitution will allow abortion rights to be cemented for future generations, Rixain told AP. (RT)
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