Macron criticizes Supreme Court docket ruling regardless of France’s strict abortion limits

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday took intention on the U.S. Supreme Court docket resolution to overturn Roe vs Wade, regardless of France having its personal abortion limits which might be tighter than the Mississippi regulation on the coronary heart of the case.

“Abortion is a fundamental right for all women. It must be protected,” Macron tweeted. I want to categorical my solidarity with the ladies whose liberties are being undermined by the Supreme Court docket of the US.”

The high court ruled 6-3 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to uphold a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. 

The Republican-led state of Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to strike down a lower court that halted the 15-week abortion ban.

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In the process, the court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and the 1992 Casey v. Planned Parenthood decisions that affirmed a constitutional right to an abortion. 

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“Roe was egregiously flawed from the beginning. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the choice has had damaging penalties,” Justice Samuel Alito said in his majority opinion. “And much from bringing a few nationwide settlement of the abortion challenge, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division. It’s time to heed the Structure and return the difficulty of abortion to the folks’s elected representatives.”

France's President Emmanuel Macron waves as he leaves a polling station after voting in the first round of a French parliamentary election in Le Touquet, northern France, June 12, 2022.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron waves as he leaves a polling station after voting within the first spherical of a French parliamentary election in Le Touquet, northern France, June 12, 2022.
(Ludovic Marin, Pool through AP)

Whereas Macron was amongst quite a few worldwide leaders to criticize the choice, France has a stricter abortion regulation than the Mississippi regulation that sought to impose a 15-week abortion ban.

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France limits most abortions to 14 weeks, which was solely not too long ago elevated from 12 weeks in February. That makes it just like different international locations in Europe, though extra restrictive than international locations like England, the place abortions are principally restricted to as much as 24 weeks

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Macron was removed from an enthusiastic supporter of the change. The Guardian reported that he had informed a French journal that it was “more traumatizing” for ladies to have an abortion at a later date.

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American Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Marc Thiessen was one in all quite a few American commentators noting the alleged double commonplace.

“You do realize that France bans elective abortion at 12 weeks, three weeks earlier than the Mississippi law our Supreme Court upheld — and that France’s abortion restrictions would not be permitted under Roe,” Thiessen mentioned. 

British commentator Peter Hitchens additionally criticized Macron and objected to him weighing in on one other nation’s choices: 

“President Macron attended a Jesuit school & knows there’s another view on the matter,” Hitchens tweeted. “He must also know that the Supreme Court has not *banned* abortion in the USA, but left its legality to elected state governments. Why does he pronounce on another country’s sovereign affairs?”

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