Like this family, they are about 500 to have responded, this Saturday, July 2, to the call of the Family planning of the Gironde and many other associations, in particular feminists. Leaving the water mirror, the demonstrators arrived at 3:30 p.m. in front of the United States consulate, quai des Chartrons, in Bordeaux.
“France-USA, 7,661 km, same fight”, could we read seven days after the decision, which shocked, of the American Supreme Court to annul the 1973 judgment protecting the right to abortion. “Your choices kill a woman every nine minutes,” read a banner to remind us that these realities are not just in the past. “We must not be naive, believes Myrtille Bondu de Gryse, the co-president of Family Planning 33. What happens outside our borders still has repercussions. A country like Poland, which obtained the right to abortion before us, today no longer has it. Inscribing it in the Constitution will not be the end of the fight. It will always be necessary to keep in mind that there could be reversals. But it would already be a step towards stabilizing our rights”.
“Inscribing it in the Constitution would already be a step towards stabilizing our rights”
“In the Battle”
At the back of the procession, two 78-year-old friends did not think they would one day have to march again for this cause. In 1974, they had already taken to the streets to support the Voile law, which decriminalized and then legalized the voluntary termination of pregnancy. “We were in the fight,” said one of them. Where I lived, a lot of women were dying. The surgeon at the time was against abortion. “On this day of mobilization, they were happy to see so many young people in the ranks: “The generation that will come is sure to have defenders of abortion. »
Cédric often participates in feminist demonstrations. “I find that there are more men than usual,” he rejoices. Simone Veil said that at the slightest political crisis, women’s rights would be hit first. We can clearly see that this is the case. “What summed up in its own way a sign:” Simone, it’s kidding. »
Everywhere in France
About thirty demonstrations brought together a total of some 6,500 people, this Saturday in France, according to the Ministry of the Interior, which counted 1,500 demonstrators in Paris. Brandishing citers painted red, they marched singing “From New York to Paris, free and free abortion”. In Périgueux, there were a few hundred. In La Rochelle, on the port, around fifty people gathered around the local branches of Dare feminism and We all.