Times: London, asking not to be pregnant women in favor of transgender
MOSCOW, 8 Feb — RIA Novosti. The British government is being asked to change in UN documents the term “pregnant woman” “pregnant man” to include transgender people, writes the Times, citing a source in the foreign Ministry of great Britain.
Reportedly, the British foreign office proposed changes to the international Covenant on civil and political rights of the United Nations. The document which was signed and ratified by 168 countries based on the universal Declaration of human rights 1948.
The newspaper notes that such an initiative has caused a backlash from feminists.
“Offensive to women were denied the right to call themselves women for fear of being called fanatics,” complained the writer Sarah Ditum.
However, the foreign office stated that it was not biased against women.
“The United Kingdom is not against the use of the term “pregnant woman”. We fully support the right to life of pregnant women, and asked the Committee on human rights the UN is not pregnant to exclude transgender people from this law”, — said the interlocutor of the edition.
In addition, the Ministers discussed possible changes to the legislation which will allow British subjects to self-certify a sex change without the submission of medical evidence.