France enshrines abortion rights in constitution

It became the first country to make abortion a constitutional right

France puts abortion rights in constitution
French lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment declaring abortion a "guaranteed freedom"
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What happened?

French lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment Monday declaring abortion a "guaranteed freedom." With the 780-27 vote, France became the first country to explicitly enshrine abortion rights in its constitution.

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