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French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday his government plans to enshrine abortion rights in the constitution to make them "irreversible."

In an online post, Macron said a draft project would be submitted to the State Council, France's highest administrative court, this coming week, with a view to making abortion rights constitutional by the end of the year.

"In 2024, the right of women to choose abortion will become irreversible," he said.

The announcement follows a promise Macron made on March 8, International Women's Day, which was seen as a response to the overturning of federal abortion rights in the United States last year.

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