President Macron announces bill to include abortion in Constitution


Western Europe

Demonstrators hold banners reading "abortion is a basic right" in front of the Eiffel Tower as they take part in a rally calling for right to abortion to be protected by Constitution in Paris. France's President Emmanuel Macron announced the presentation of a bill "in the coming months" to include the voluntary interruption of pregnancy (abortion) in the Constitution, paying tribute to the feminist Gisele Halimi, during the International Women's Rights Day. Photo AFP, Christophe Archambault

French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to draft a bill to enshrine abortion in the country's Constitution. He did so on Wednesday –International Women's Day– during a national tribute to the feminist lawyer Gisèle Halimi.