Abortion

Finally France Rejects Extending Abortions to 14 Weeks

On Tuesday, June 11, the French Senate rejected the amendment, which had originally been voted on June 7th  to extend the legal deadline from 12 to 14 weeks for performing abortions. Tabled by Senator Laurence Rossignol, this amendment was initially adopted a few days...

French Bill to Allow Abortions at 14 Weeks of Pregnancy

On Friday June 7, the French Senate adopted an amendment introduced by Senator Laurence Rossignol, to extend the time limit for legal abortions from 12 to 14 weeks of pregnancy, as part of the country’s new health bill. Following a rising ‘surprise’ vote, in a...

France: Health Bill Facilitates Abortion vs. Prevention

Without any preliminary discussions or suggestions for preventing abortion, a Health Bill was adopted at the first reading in the French National Assembly, facilitating even broader access to abortion. The amendment stipulates that within 6 months of the law’s...

Abortion Conscience Clause: France is Pushing for a Change

On September 27, French Senator Laurence Rossignol announced tabling a bill to cancel the conscience clause specific to abortion, which has been criticized as being redundant with doctors’ general conscience clause. Although unlikely to be passed, this bill shows a...

Ireland: Tension over the Abortion Referendum

On May 25 a referendum on abortion will be held in Ireland. Abortion has always been illegal in Ireland in both Northern Ireland, (part of the UK) and the independent state of Southern Ireland. Its prohibition was added to the Constitution in 1983, with the 8th...