Should abortion rights be enshrined in the French constitution?

Dec 15, 2022

Video: 6:18 minutes

In this week's French Connections, Genie Godula and French Connections take a closer look at what French law says about abortion and contraception, in light of some new developments. Recently, the government made contraception and condoms completely free for anyone under the age of 26. Meanwhile, the morning-after pill has become free for all women. With abortion rights moving backwards in the US, Poland and Hungary, there have been calls to enshrine these rights in the French constitution. But while a majority of French people support the idea, changing the constitution is a complex affair.


These states will have abortion on the ballot in November

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN
 September 5, 2022

Voters in a small number of states will decide in November how those states should handle the abortion issue. Abortion rights have taken on an increased significance and become a top focus in the midterm elections after the US Supreme Court's ruling this summer that there was no longer a federal constitutional right to the procedure.

In its August primary, Kansas was the first state in the nation to let voters weigh in on abortion since the high court overturned Roe v. Wade, and Kansans overwhelmingly chose to reject a state constitutional amendment that would have given state lawmakers the green light to help enact more restrictive abortion laws,