The bill aiming to extend access to abortion from 12 to 14 weeks has just been validated on Wednesday September 30 by the deputies meeting in the social affairs committee. It will be presented to the National Assembly on October 8.
MWednesday, September 30, the deputies gathered in social affairs committee voted in favor of the bill aimed at extend access to abortion from 12 to 14 weeks and remove the specific conscience clause. This is a conscience clause specific to abortion for doctors who do not wish to perform an abortion.
It is Albane Gaillot from the Écologie Démocratie Solidarité group, former LREM MP, who tabled this bill last July. The MP enthusiastically shared the news on her Twitter account.
Thank you to all the groups and particularly to the @AN_Women's Rights which enriched the text.
- Albane Gaillot (@AlbaneGaillot) September 30, 2020
A bill that echoes the information report on access to abortion handed over on Wednesday September 16 by the co-rapporteurs Cécile Muschotti and Marie-Noëlle Battistel to the delegation of women's rights at the National Assembly.
In this report, the deputies presented twenty-five recommendations recommended to facilitate the journey of women having recourse to abortion. The extension of the legal deadline was one of them.
If the bill has been adopted by the social affairs committee, However, it is not unanimous. The deputy The Republicans, Thibaut Bazin, opposed the text. Judging that the extension of the deadline raised questions "bioethical for the fetus and for the woman" Thibaut Bazin asks if it is "humanly desirable".
“It is from the 12th week that the fetus will gain weight, that hearing and neurological connections will develop, that the sex will be able to be determined with certainty. "
The text on the extension of the abortion period will be presented to the National Assembly on October 8.
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