The National Assembly adopts the bill on the extension of the period of access to abortion

Today, Thursday, October 8, the National Assembly gathered to vote on a bill on abortion. Article 12 on the extension of the period of access to abortion from 14 to XNUMX weeks was adopted on first reading.

QForty-five years after the Veil law, the bill on the extension of the period of access to abortion, is examined this Thursday, October 8 at The national assembly. A law supported by many elected members of the majority while the government is more reserved.

Olivier Veran, Minister of Solidarity and Health, said this morning that it was a "sensitive subject". In particular, the Minister asked that we wait for the reports of the CCNE (Nation Consultative Ethics Committee) mandated by the government.

The majority ignored these recommendations and this Thursday noon, the deputies voted for the bill to extend the legal deadline for having an abortion. By 102 votes for and 65 against, the law passed by the member of the EDS group (Ecology, democracy, solidarity) Albane Gaillot was adopted at first reading.

Discussions on the entire text are continuing.

The head of the gynecology-obstetrics department of Strasbourg University Hospital, Israël Nisand, spoke in Le Monde in an interview published Thursday to explain why he was opposed to the proposal:

“Performing an abortion at 14 weeks of pregnancy is not trivial, it is a heavy and potentially dangerous act. "

He explains that at fourteen weeks a fetus "measures 120 mm and has an ossified head", he adds that consequently the procedure is very different than at 12 weeks of pregnancy: "you have to cut the fetus into pieces and crush its head to take it out of the stomach ”.

Yesterday, a survey of the Ifop commissioned by the pro-life association Alliance Vita, on the report that the French maintain with abortion, revealed that the French are "very divided" on this subject.


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