French senators backtrack on changes to relax abortion law
The French Senate has backtracked on proposed changes to the country’s abortion law, just as the United States passes ever-stricter measures to discourage women from seeking abortion.
On June 7, the French Senate adopted a bill increasing the legal delay in which it’s possible for women to obtain an abortion, from 12 weeks to 14 weeks. Only 22 senators turned up to the vote. But just a few days later, the legislative body flip-flopped on its decision in a second hearing of the bill.