Macron backs enshrining right to abortion in French constitution

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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he backed including the right to abortion in the constitution, a move he said would send a signal of solidarity to women around the world. Macron made the announcement on International Women’s Day at a ceremony to honour Tunisian-born French feminist and lawyer Gisele Halimi, who died in 2020 aged 93. She was a staunch defender of 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 wh…

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