ACI Prensa Staff, Oct 6, 2023 / 18:20 pm
In his speech for the 65th anniversary of the French Constitution, President Emmanuel Macron called for abortion to be included “as soon as possible” in the country’s Magna Carta.
In his words before the Constitutional Council, the French president on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of adopting a new constitution, as called for by several political groups, especially on the left, but said he is in favor of introducing some changes, such as abortion.
France decriminalized abortion in 1975 and in 2022 the gestational stage was extended to 14 weeks of pregnancy.
However, the president’s intention is for abortion to be protected by the Magna Carta, as expressed on March 8 during a speech for International Women’s Day.