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Lhe 925 parliamentarians assembly in Congress this Monday March 4 in Versailles took a novel resolution. This Monday, France grew to become the primary nation on the earth to incorporate the appropriate to abortion within the Constitution.

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All 577 deputies and 348 senators adopted the inclusion within the Constitution of the appropriate to abortion. The proposal acquired 780 votes for and 72 in opposition to. The announcement of the adoption was greeted with an extended standing ovation and a sequence of applause from elected officers. Before the vote, the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, had welcomed “a fundamental step” which “will remain in History” and spoke of “a moral debt” for ladies “who have suffered in their flesh”. This Congress was the primary chaired by a girl, Yaël Braun-Pivet, who occupies the perch of the National Assembly.

The textual content was first adopted on January 30 within the National Assembly, then by the Senate on February 28. Congress ratified the entry of the appropriate to abortion into article 34 of the Constitution, within the following phrases: “The law determines the conditions in which the freedom of a woman is exercised, which is guaranteed to her, to have recourse to a voluntary termination of pregnancy. »READ ALSO IVG: bitter congress for LRThe entry of abortion (Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy) into the Constitution does not, however, call into question the conscience clause, which can be activated by caregivers who do not wish to perform the act.

Following the entry of abortion into the Constitution, the Head of State revealed the organization of a ceremony to seal the law. This will take place on March 8, International Women's Rights Day, on Place Vendôme in Paris.

Unanimity of the political class

Following the entry of abortion into the Constitution, the Head of State revealed the group of a ceremony to seal the legislation. This will happen on March 8, International Women's Rights Day, on Place Vendôme in Paris.

At the top of the vote, your entire political class welcomed the adoption of the textual content. The Minister liable for Equality between Women and Men, Aurore Bergé, revealed a message on her X account (previously Twitter), accompanied by a video of the spherical of applause from elected officers in Versailles. ” For you mom. For you, my daughter. For all our mothers. For all our girls. Forever ! Freedom ! »

Éric Ciotti, president of the Republicans, whose occasion appeared divided on the problem, additionally welcomed the results of the vote. On the platform, he writes that he voted in favor of the measure and is delighted that “this essential freedom for women” is now “engraved in the stone of our Constitution”.

On the left, the president of the La France insoumise group within the National Assembly Mathilde Panot expressed her “pride” and “emotion” after a “historic” vote. The member for Val-de-Marne was the primary parliamentarian to desk a constitutional invoice to this impact, from the summer time of 2022.

IVG has been approved in France since 1975 and the Veil legislation. Initially authorizing the observe on an experimental foundation, it was made everlasting in December 1979.