France backs bill to enshrine abortion in constitution

Updated February 29 2024 - 1:40pm, first published 1:36pm
French senators applaud the results after a vote on constitutional law on abortion. (EPA PHOTO)
French senators applaud the results after a vote on constitutional law on abortion. (EPA PHOTO)

France's Senate has adopted a bill to enshrine a woman's right to an abortion in the constitution, clearing a key hurdle for legislation promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to a rollback in abortion rights in the United States.

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