To cries of “Macron, Macron, don’t touch embryos”, hundreds of people demonstrated on the afternoon of October 2 in Lyon, to protest against abortion and euthanasia, when triggered a debate on the end of life and the constitutionalization of the right to voluntary termination of pregnancy (IVG).
— Sinisha MILINOV (@sinishajm) October 2, 2022
“I defend life from its beginning to the end, from the embryo to palliative care”, explained Camille, 30, a sign “abortion = genocide” in hand, questioned by AFP. “We must stop promoting abortion,” said Alexis Rigaud, a 43-year-old Catholic. On the end of life, he argues that we must “better support”, rather than “cause death”.
A counter-rally of around sixty people, called by an anti-fascist organization from Lyon and feminist groups, was kept away from the procession by the police.
— Bismuth Back (@Bismuthback) October 2, 2022
The debate on abortion and the end of life will be key themes in the fall: the presidential majority and the left-wing Nupes coalition have announced their desire, this summer, to table a bill to constitutionalize the right to abortion.
And in October, a citizens’ convention wanted by the Elysée on the “end of life” must begin its work on December 9 in order to guide the government on a possible new change in law.
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