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British MPs demand abortion be made a ‘human right’ in the wake of the Roe v. Wade court ruling

British MPs demand abortion be made a ‘human right’ in the wake of the Roe v. Wade court ruling
Stella Creasy MP
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
11 July, 2022 2 min read

A group of MPs in Westminster has demanded that abortion should become a ‘human right’ following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

In the House of Commons Stella Creasy MP asked if an amendment to the Bill of Rights would be tabled ‘to protect a woman’s right to choose for every single woman in the United Kingdom’.

And Rosie Duffield MP asked Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab if he would accept an amendment to the proposed Bill of Rights, ‘which would enshrine in law a woman’s right to choose’.

Raab responded, ‘The position on abortion is settled in UK law and it is decided by honourable Members across the House.’

He added, ‘It is an issue of conscience, and I do not think there is a strong case for change.’

Pro-life MPs spoke in defence of the unborn. Danny Kruger MP criticised those who were demanding abortion be made a human right.

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