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Sophie Marceau, Happy About the Inclusion of Abortion in the French Constitution

The actress Sophie Marceau is wearing an elegant red dress

Sophie Marceau, a highly celebrated actress in French cinema, has publicly expressed her satisfaction following the historic inclusion of the right to abortion in the French Constitution. On March 4, 2024, this measure was validated after a vote involving deputies and senators, making France the first country in the world to enshrine the right to abortion in its Constitution. On Instagram, the actress shared her enthusiasm, highlighting the importance of this decision for the rights of her fellow female citizens.

The actress, usually cautious about speaking on sociopolitical topics, did not hesitate to openly criticize opponents of this measure, notably the then Senate President, Gérard Larcher. Her commitment to the right to abortion sparked a wave of negative reactions from some conservative and "pro-life" circles, who attacked her on social media, labeling abortion as "murder".

Sophie Marceau nevertheless reaffirmed her position, rejoicing in this victory for French women. She reminded that this constitutional evolution in no way prevents the continuation of motherhood for those who wish it, but above all guarantees each woman’s freedom. She highlighted France’s pioneering role in protecting women’s rights and their ability to fully decide their future.

The inclusion of the right to abortion in the Constitution represents a safeguarding of this right against any future political attempts to question it. Through her message, Sophie Marceau wanted to remind the importance of respecting women’s choices and their right to control their bodies.

Let’s recall that the legendary Simone Veil was subject to very violent attacks when she defended the right to abortion, nearly half a century ago in 1975 under the presidency of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.