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French Senate in favour of including "freedom" to have an abortion in the Constitution


The right-wing Senate voted to enshrine in the Constitution the "freedom for women" to have recourse to abortion, a formulation that abandons the notion of "right" dear to the left, but allows the shuttle process between the two chambers to continue. FRANCE 24's French Politics Editor Marc Perelman tells us more.

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