The new deputies of the National Rally of the 16th legislature return to the Palais-Bourbon, with Marine Le Pen at their head, in Paris, on June 22, 2022. JULIEN MUGUET FOR “THE WORLD” A big pebble in his shoe. While Marine Le Pen wanted to stage, in the National Assembly, a “constructive opposition” to the executive and stand out at all costs from La France insoumise, the revocation of the federal right to abortion in the United States comes disrupt his plans. Here she is directly challenged to support the proposed constitutional law by Aurore Bergé, president of the Renaissance group, which aims to include the right to abortion in the Constitution. The deputy of the presidential party targeted the deputies of the RN as “fierce opponents of women’s access to abortion”, believing that “unfortunately, nothing is impossible” and that this right could be “challenged” . Against the wall, Marine Le Pen does not therefore rule out voting for this text from LRM deputies, borrowed from the left and now supported by the government. “Why not”, answers the leader of the RN group to World, Saturday June 25. Before adding: “But this agitation does not seem justified to me. We are not the United States and no party plans to change our legislation. “Read also: Abortion: the French government will support a bill aimed at enshrining the right to abortion in the Constitution The initiative is also not a priority in the eyes of Jordan Bardella, acting president of the RN, who is trying to minimize. “No serious political movement in France calls into question the Veil law, acquired to be protected”, he wrote on Twitter on Saturday, before judging that the government “instrumentalizes what is part of American domestic policy to create a diversion: where are its emergency plans for purchasing power and against immigration? When Marine Le Pen targeted “comfort abortions” In reality, the subject is deeply embarrassing to the National Rally. He brings his group president back to his past positions, to his repeatedly expressed support for Donald Trump and the anti-abortion activism that reigns in his political family. In 2012, Marine Le Pen was still defending the dereimbursement of abortion by Social Security in order, she said, to dissuade alleged “comfort abortions”. His remarks had aroused strong condemnation. It is “what will separate us forever and for a long time”, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had launched to him during an electric debate in the program “Words and actions”, on France 2. “The first equality, c is to be able to freely dispose of oneself and one’s body. Ten years later, Marine Le Pen no longer attacks the right to abortion so directly. The traditionalist Catholic wing of the extreme right led by his niece Marion Maréchal partly broke away to join the nationalist polemicist Eric Zemmour. But on June 24, 2021, just a year before the US Supreme Court decision, RN deputies led by Jordan Bardella in the European Parliament voted against a resolution urging EU states to “guarantee universal access to a safe and legal abortion”, either by decriminalizing abortion or by combating the de facto obstacles to legal abortion, in order to protect the health and rights of women. Three of these RN MEPs now sit in the National Assembly: Hélène Laporte, MP for Lot-et-Garonne; Julie Lechanteux, MP for Var; and Joëlle Melin, MP for Bouches-du-Rhône. You have 57.11% of this article left to read. The following is for subscribers only.
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