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the Nupes opens for signatures, outside the RN, its constitutional bill


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The left-wing Nupes alliance opened for signatures on Monday, outside the RN, its “human progress” bill which aims to enshrine the right to abortion in the Constitution, following the American decision on abortion.

“The Nupes intergroup, as it committed to last Friday, is today filing a constitutional bill aimed at protecting the fundamental right to voluntary termination of pregnancy,” reads a press release published on Monday. . The proposal is open for co-signature “to all the deputies of the National Assembly with the exception of those of the National Rally”, specifies the intergroup LFI-PCF-EELV-PS.

“It’s a party that has proven time and time again that it is the enemy of women’s rights,” Mathilde Panot, leader of the Insoumis group, told AFP. Marine Le Pen asserts on the contrary that her party “has never attempted” this right. The Nupes is now awaiting an inclusion on the agenda of its text. “We have no doubt that a favorable follow-up will be given to it” by the majority, insist the presidents of the left-wing groups.

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“No one can hinder the fundamental right to voluntary termination of pregnancy”

The group of LREM deputies announced on Saturday the tabling of a similar bill, which the government will support. Mathilde Panot had preceded them on Friday evening, and the Nupes, reaching out, invited the “filing of a common text” by all the voluntary groups. The proposal of the left provides that “no one can hinder the fundamental right to voluntary termination of pregnancy” and that “the Nation guarantees to everyone effective access to this right”.

Obstacles to access to abortion in France are cited: “delay in obtaining a first appointment, closure of 130 centers”, “shortage of practitioners”, “insufficiently structured network”… The proposal comes after the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to bury on Friday a judgment which, for almost half a century, guaranteed the right of American women to abortion but had never been accepted by the religious right. In the process, several American states have already announced that they are taking measures to prohibit voluntary terminations of pregnancy on their territory.





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