Xavier Bertrand's attraction to LR senators | EUROtoday

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VS'is a day that could possibly be a landmark within the historical past of the Ve Republic. While the debates promise to be tense on the Palais du Luxembourg, senators should resolve this Wednesday, February 28, in regards to the inclusion of abortion within the Constitution. Around this thorny social topic, the federal government, supported by the left, is in favor of this revision promised by Emmanuel Macron, whereas a part of the precise and the centrists are extra reluctant.

It is on this sense that the boss of the Hauts-de-France area, Xavier Bertrand, revealed an article Tuesday within the journal She, to persuade his LR colleagues to vote for the constitutional regulation round abortion. The former Minister of Health urged his political household to not “fight the wrong fight”, believing that “we will never secure enough women's rights”. Xavier Bertrand additionally highlighted the threats surrounding the precise to abortion which weigh on the whole globe, “not just in the United States”: “The proper to abortion continues to be topic to restrictions in lots of European international locations , it has solely been established in Ireland for six years, it’s nonetheless not approved in Malta, and stays prohibited in Andorra. »

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READ ALSO Right to abortion within the Constitution: a compromise in sight? “I call on LR senators to vote […] constitutional law. So that, all together, we can send this message to the world: France's commitment to equality, freedom and the dignity of women is consubstantial with our Republic, and we will defend women's rights. against all obscurantism, on our national soil and internationally,” concludes Xavier Bertrand in his column.

Strong forces from the precise and the middle against the inclusion of abortion within the Constitution

In the LR and heart ranks, a number of heavyweights are against this constitutional reform, together with the three leaders of the senatorial majority, the president of the Senate Gérard Larcher, the boss of the LR group Bruno Retailleau and that of the centrist group Hervé Marseille. “There is no threat to abortion in France,” stated Bruno Retailleau, whereas Gérard Larcher affirmed that “the Constitution is not a catalog of social and societal rights.”

On this decisive day, a number of professional and anti-constitutionalization rallies are introduced across the Senate on Wednesday afternoon. In the ranks of the precise, social and household strain would have swayed sure votes and a number of other LR and centrist senators acknowledge that they’ve modified their minds and won’t oppose the reform. After the National Assembly, a transparent majority in favor of together with abortion within the Constitution might due to this fact additionally emerge on the Luxembourg Palace.