In France, first chamber votes in favor of abortion rights constitutional amendment
25 November 2022
National Assembly of France (photo credit: graham chandler/flickr)
French lawmakers voted on [24 November] to enshrine abortion rights in the constitution, with MPs on the left and centre saying the US Supreme Court's overturning of a landmark ruling in June showed the need for new steps.
The vote in the National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament, marks only the first step on the path to enshrining the right to abortion in the constitution.
In order to change the constitution, a bill must be voted on in the same terms by the lower house and the Senate.
The latter is controlled by the right and last month rejected a cross-party bill aimed at constitutionalising the right to abortion and contraception.
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