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Hundreds of people demonstrate in Lyon against abortion and euthanasia

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).

“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”.

antifa counter-rally

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.

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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