French President Emmanuel Macron’s party, now known as the Renaissance, announced this Saturday that it would introduce a bill to integrate abortion rights into the French Constitution, following a controversial US Supreme Court ruling almost To annul half a sentence. century and who protected that right in the United States. On Friday, French Foreign Minister Catharina Colonna called the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the court’s decision “a major setback in the matter of fundamental rights”.
“This means that even here in France, we make decisions so that tomorrow there is no setback. This is why, as of today, my group will propose a constitutional law to mark the honor of IVG. [interrupção voluntária da gravidez] in our constitution”, announced Auror Bergé, the leader of the President’s party’s deputy, on France Inter radio this Saturday morning.
The deputy, for whom “nothing is impossible” in the return of women’s rights, warned that several representatives of the National Union of Marine Le Pen, which now holds a group of 89 elected to the National Assembly, “remain a part of the IVG”. Oppose women’s access to And one should “take no risk” and ensure this right.
In France, the right to abortion was ratified in 1975 by a law that became known as the Veil Law, as it was strongly defended by then-Health Minister Simone Veil, headed by Valerie Giscard d’Estaing.
Weil, a Holocaust survivor and protester, faced opposition from a section of her political camp, eventually managing to pass legislation that allowed the legalization of IVG for all women.
The United States Supreme Court on Friday struck down the protection of the right to abortion, which has existed in the country since 1973, allowing each state to decide whether to maintain or restrict voluntary termination of pregnancy Or not.
Supreme Court justices, with a conservative majority, decided to overturn the verdict in the Roe case. Vs Wade, which constitutionally protected women’s right to abortion.
The decision caused shock in France, with women’s rights organizations organizing a demonstration in support of American women on Friday afternoon at the Place de la République in Paris.
Expressing his “disappointment” at what is happening in the US, the head of French diplomacy acknowledged in a message on Twitter that “the US Supreme Court’s overthrow of abortion rights is a major blow to fundamental rights”. Is.”
However, Caroline Colonna guaranteed that “France is ready” to “defend” these fundamental human rights, namely enabling women to reach voluntary termination of pregnancy.