France Enshrines Right to Abortion in Constitution

  • 05 Mar 2024

On 4th March, France made history by incorporating abortion rights into its Constitution, sparking applause and criticism alike.

Key Points

  • MPs and Senators Overwhelmingly Back the Move: Lawmakers support the decision by a significant margin in a joint parliamentary vote.
  • Activists Celebrate with Eiffel Tower Display: Abortion rights supporters rejoice in Paris as iconic landmark illuminates with "MyBodyMyChoice" message.
  • Prime Minister Asserts Women's Autonomy: PM emphasizes women's sovereignty over their bodies ahead of the historic vote.
  • France Responds to U.S. Abortion Rollback: Activists cite the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade ruling as a catalyst for explicitly safeguarding abortion rights in France.
  • France Takes Global Lead in Abortion Protections: The amendment to the French Constitution solidifies women's freedom to access abortion services.