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France’s National Assembly approves bill meant to enshrine right to abortion in French Constitution

PARIS (AP) — France’s National Assembly has approved a bill meant to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the French Constitution. The vote is a key step in a legislative process that also requires a Senate’s vote. The measure has been promised by President Emmanuel Macron following a rollback of abortion rights in the United States. A constitutional amendment must pass both chambers of parliament and then be approved either in a referendum or by a three-fifths majority of a joint session of parliament. Macron’s government is aiming for the second method, though the measure’s level of support in the Senate is less certain than in the National Assembly.

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