France Enshrines Abortion “Rights” in Their Constitution

by Ken Ham on March 18, 2024
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I’ve repeatedly stated that we live in a culture of death, and this recent news item out of France just proves the point. France has written the “right” to an abortion (really the killing—murder—of innocent babies made in the image of God) into their constitution.

Members of both houses of parliament gathered on March 4 for a joint session and approved the measure 780–72 (a 91% “yes” vote). Sickeningly, the result of the vote “drew a long-standing ovation among many of the lawmakers.” Yes, people stood up and cheered for the guarantee of killing babies as a constitutional “right.” We live in an upside-down world, as we read in Isaiah 5:20 (see below). We live at a time when man’s atheistic evolutionary beliefs, based on the religion of death, permeate people’s thinking.

President Emmanuel Macron set out to cement the law allowing the murder of babies with a constitutional amendment in 2022, when the country was shocked at the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade (but that decision merely put the responsibility back on each state, it did not eliminate abortion). He also posted on X the day France’s senate voted in favor of the amendment, “I made a commitment to make women’s freedom to have an abortion irreversible by inscribing it in the constitution.” Of course, the babies killed do not have any freedom, they are sacrificed to the god of self! We live at a time where animals have more rights than children in their mother’s wombs.

A recent poll in France found that 90% of respondents support the right to an abortion. Yes, you read that right: 9 out of 10 people in France want to have the “right” to murder another human being! And as evidenced by the vote, that 90 percent pro-death mentality aligns with the politicians as well.

After the vote, reporters began to interview people and ask their thoughts on the vote. One of the most disturbing responses came from 50-year-old Corinne Bosser: “The right to an abortion could come under threat one day, we don’t know. This is a way to guarantee that our daughters and granddaughters will have the same rights we have.” No, it guarantees that you’ll have hardly any daughters and granddaughters in subsequent generations. And what about their rights to live?

This vote was a travesty—the result was already decided. Several lawmakers even questioned why the vote was needed, as France has been solidly pro-abortion (really pro-murder) for 50 years.

All human life has value and deserves to be protected.

According to Scripture—all human life has the utmost value, meaning, sanctity, and worth and deserves respect because we are fashioned by God in his image (Genesis 1:26). All human life has value and deserves to be protected. But France disagrees with God’s Word and has replaced the sweetness of new human life with the bitterness of enshrining laws to murder that life. I can think of no better verses to sum up this heinous decision than Isaiah 5:20–21:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!

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This item was discussed Monday on Answers News with cohosts Dr. Gabriela Haynes, Dr. Jennifer Rivera, and Rob Webb. Answers News is our weekly news program filmed live before a studio audience here at the Creation Museum, broadcast on our Answers in Genesis YouTube channel, and posted to Answers TV. We also covered the following topics:

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