The government wants to allow the closure of sites that would be “allegations or a presentation skewed” to deter pregnant women from resorting to ABORTION. A “bad text” for the leader of the senators LR.
The extension of the criminal offence of obstructing the voluntary interruption of pregnancy (VIP) to Internet sites that happen Thursday, 1st December at the national Assembly, not without causing sharp criticism from the opposition.
Bruno Retailleau, president of the group of Republicans (LR) in the Senate and support from the first hour of François Fillon, has assured the Public the Senate that his camp would reject the text, for two reasons :
” first, it is perfectly contrary to the freedom of expression (…) And it is also contrary to, I think, in the spirit of the Veil law, which provided for a information, including on alternatives [to abortion]. So, for me, it is a very bad text. “
” It is obvious that, if this text was voted such by the national Assembly, the constitutional Council, who is the supreme judge of our freedoms, will have to review it “, he warned.
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” The offence of obstruction is not a matter of opinions “
The proposed law is intended to allow the closure of Internet sites, which would ” the allegations or a presentation false “ to actually deter pregnant women from resorting to ABORTION.
” Is, because there are sites which are excessive, outrageous or ill-informed, we must prohibit when you do not have the same thought on this or that subject ? No, of course not ! “, protested Mr. Retailleau. The senator said that his personal position on ABORTION was ” exactly the same “ as that of François Fillon, who testified that he had ” not to approve the abortion “, given its ” personal faith “.
” It was the law in France to be against abortion and we have the right to say that we are against abortion “ said on Wednesday the minister of health, Marisol Touraine. But ” the offence of obstruction is not a matter of opinion ” :
” The offence of obstruction, it is to mislead deliberately, intentionally, of the women by leading them to sites where they think they’re going to give them the information they expect and, in fact, can use these sites to deter abortion. “
The minister of health has denounced the “offensive against the voluntary interruption of pregnancy ” multiplying ” for some years “.
The text of government has also raised the ire of the bishops, to such a point that the president of the French bishops ‘ Conference, Archbishop Georges Pontier, has written to François Hollande to ask him not to leave ” come to an end, ” this legislative text.
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