Macron slams Supreme Court ruling despite France’s strict abortion limits

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday took aim at the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, despite France having its own abortion limits stricter than Mississippi law at the heart of the affair.

“Abortion is a fundamental right for all women. It must be protected,” Macron tweeted. I wish to express my solidarity with the women whose freedoms are undermined by the Supreme Court of the United States.”

The high court ruled 6-3 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to enforce a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The Republican-led state of Mississippi has asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court that ended the 15-week abortion ban.

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In the process, the court overturned Roe v. Wade of 1973 and Casey v. Planned Parenthood of 1992 which affirmed a constitutional right to abortion.

“Roe was blatantly wrong from the start. His reasoning was exceptionally weak and the decision had adverse consequences,” Judge Samuel Alito said in his majority opinion. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have inflamed the debate and deepened the division. It is time to uphold the Constitution and return the abortion issue to the elected representatives of the people. “

French President Emmanuel Macron waves as he leaves a polling station after casting his vote in the first round of French legislative elections in Le Touquet, northern France, June 12, 2022.
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French President Emmanuel Macron waves as he leaves a polling station after casting his vote in the first round of French legislative elections in Le Touquet, northern France, June 12, 2022.
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While Macron was among a number of international leaders to criticize the decision, France has a stricter abortion law than the Mississippi law that sought to impose a 15-week abortion ban.

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France limits most abortions to 14 weeks, which was only recently increased from 12 weeks in February. This makes it similar to other countries in Europe, although more restrictive than countries like England, where abortions are generally limited to 24 weeks.

Macron was far from an enthusiastic supporter of change. The Guardian reported that he told a French magazine that it was “more traumatic” for women to have an abortion at a later date.

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American Institute of Enterprise Senior Fellow Marc Thiessen was one of several American commentators noting the alleged double standard.

“Do you realize that France bans elective abortion at 12 weeks, three weeks earlier than the Mississippi law our Supreme Court upheld – and that abortion restrictions in France would not be allowed under Roe” , Thiessen said.

British commentator Peter Hitchens also criticized Macron and objected to him weighing in on another country’s decisions:

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“President Macron attended a Jesuit school and knows there is another point of view on the matter,” Hitchens tweeted. “He should also know that the Supreme Court did not *ban* abortion in the United States, but left its legality to elected state governments. Why is he ruling on the sovereign affairs of another country ?”



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