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Abortion: the debate on the extension of the deadline for abortion divides


The text is examined this Thursday in the Assembly. LREM deputies are in favor, but the government wants to be careful.

Towards a new battle over abortion in the National Assembly?

Forty-five years after the Veil law, the deputies will examine a bill to extend from 12 to 14 weeks the legal deadline for accessing voluntary termination of pregnancy.

This text, carried by the member of the EDS group and ex-LREM Albane Gaillot, also removes the conscience clause specific to abortion for doctors who do not want to perform abortions.

An inflammable debate whose executive would have gone well before the final vote of another sensitive text, the bioethics law.

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The bill was adopted last week in committee, against the advice of the government.

The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, also immediately seized the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) in order to seek its insight.

Alas, the law will be discussed from Thursday in the Hemicycle, within the framework of a parliamentary EDS niche.

It is a subject that is part of the identity of En Marche!

and who cannot suffer being the subject of political tactics

Aurore Bergé, vice-president of the LREM group at the National Assembly

Despite the reluctance of the President of the Republic and the first

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Source: lefigaro

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