The announcement of Édouard Philippe caused, this Wednesday, a standing ovation at the National Assembly. Repeatedly rejected while Emmanuel Macron was committed to it during the 2017 presidential campaign, the parliamentary debate on the PMA for all, opening the techniques of medically assisted procreation to single women and lesbian couples, will take place at the end of September. .
In his policy speech, the Prime Minister has not confirmed the fears of those, especially those who are waiting for the measure of foot: no discussions will not take place after the municipal elections of March 2020, and not they will not be dissociated from the other points that must also be debated in the framework of the revision of the law of bioethics, such as research on the embryo, donations and organ transplants or artificial intelligence.
"The time for debate has finally come"
While the announcement has been hailed by the associations advocating for the extension of the right to the PMA, they remain cautious. "The time for debate has finally come! We will be vigilant that it is respectful and constructive and allows a real equality of rights, especially on filiation and reimbursement (social security, Ed), "said Joel Deumier, co-chair of the association SOS Homophobia.
READ ALSO>"The PMA is a project of life, not a whim"
Today, the PMA only addresses heterosexual couples in cases of infertility or serious illness that can be transmitted to the other member of the couple or the child. For single women and lesbian couples, it is direction abroad, mainly in Spain and Belgium, to satisfy a desire for a child.
This government's desire not to isolate the LDC from the bioethical bill does not, however, remove the separate status of this societal issue. From the beginning, it was the one that gave rise to the noisiest passes between opponents and supporters. A climate that has raised the specter of the great mobilizations of the collective association, the Manif for All, against same-sex marriage adopted in 2013.
The bill "is ready" and "will be adopted by the Council of Ministers at the end of July" before being tabled in the Assembly confirmed Édouard Philippe. "On certain issues, such as access to origins, the regime of filiation in the case of third-party LDCs, several options were possible, and the government retained those that seemed most likely to allow a peaceful debate," he said. estimated the prime minister.
Coué method or belief? Edouard Philippe hoped on Tuesday: "I am convinced that we can achieve a form of serene, deep, serious debate, up to the demands of our country. "