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Abortion: the text on the extension of its duration will be examined in the Senate in January

2021-12-06T22:52:57.829Z

The registration of this examination in the Senate paves the way for the adoption of a period of 14 weeks - instead of 12 - by the end of the quinquennium.



Towards adoption before the end of the five-year term?

The bill allowing in particular the extension of the legal duration of abortion will finally be examined in January in the Senate, which paves the way for its adoption by the end of the term of office, government sources announced on Monday.

The text, carried by the opposition MP Albane Gaillot, was adopted last Tuesday at second reading in the National Assembly at the instigation of the boss of LREM deputies Christophe Castaner, despite the reluctance expressed by Emmanuel Macron on its flagship provision. While its future was uncertain, it must be put on the agenda of the Senate "mid-January", said one of these sources, confirming information from franceinfo.

"I am happy that the government understood its responsibility and the importance for all women to include in the Senate this bill adopted twice by the National Assembly and thus to allow it to continue the parliamentary shuttle", reacted Albane Gaillot (ex-LREM, not registered).

"The government is not deaf to the signals sent to it by deputies, contrary to what is often said," noted a government source.

14 weeks instead of 12

This text must in particular allow the legal duration of the voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion) to be extended from 12 to 14 weeks.

Represented on the bench by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran who, in a personal capacity, said he was in favor of this extension of the term, the government had issued a "wisdom opinion" on all the provisions of the text, leaving the Assembly freely decide on the vote.

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The question arose of the parliamentary future of this text over which hovered the repeated opposition of Emmanuel Macron.

" I have not changed my mind.

Additional delays are not neutral on the trauma of a woman, "said the head of state ten days ago, according to remarks reported by Le Figaro while the president was on his way to meet the Pope in Vatican.

"One more step in the progressive assessment of the five-year term"

For the text to have a chance of being adopted before the end of the parliamentary session scheduled for the end of February, it had to be registered in the Senate, before a hypothetical joint committee and a final passage to the Assembly.

The boss of the "walkers" in the Senate, François Patriat who had refused to include the text in its parliamentary niche scheduled for January 12, had finally declared that he wanted the government to put the bill on the agenda of the High Assembly. , which should be the subject of a barrage from the majority right.

“The government had asked for a wisdom opinion.

It allows the text to continue its progress in Parliament ”, we noted in the entourage of Christophe Castaner.

"If it had been registered in a niche, it would have been likely to be the object of obstruction", one underlined the same source.

"This is one more step in the progressive assessment of the five-year term", we added.

Source: leparis

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