UK Tries to Redefine Who Can Be Pregnant

After reviewing the U.N.’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a document written in the 1960s, U.K’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) wants to change the term “pregnant women” to “pregnant people” to avoid offending “transgenders” who have given birth.

But that request brought outrage from a British feminist. Quoted on The Christian Institute website, Sarah Ditum noted: “This isn’t inclusion. This is making women unmentionable. Having a female body and knowing what that means for reproduction doesn’t make you ‘exclusionary.’”

Despite the protest, FCO stood by its desire for the change, saying, “We strongly support the right to life of pregnant women, and we have requested that the Human Rights Committee does not exclude pregnant transgender people from that right.”

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