Prompted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s verdict last June to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that he backed the right to abortion in the French Constitution, a move that would send a signal of solidarity to women around the world.
The measure was approved with 337 lawmakers voting for and 32 against in the 557-member Assemblée Nationale.
Over 80% of the French population supports the right to abortion
“I hope the strength of this message helps us change our constitution and enshrine in it the freedom of women to seek an abortion … so that nothing can hinder nor unravel what will be irreversible,” Macron said. Alluding to the conservative Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, he referred to them as “reactionary ideologues”.
My question is this: why are abortion rights considered solely a women’s issue? Men are involved. Families. Communities. Healthcare. Clinics. Schools.
Read my blog post dated June 2022 and listen to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s wise words –