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Rattled by US Ruling, UK Labour Calls for Abortion Protections

  • Labour’s Johnson, Creasy seek more safeguards for women
  • Tory MP Kruger says abortion is a ‘proper topic’ for debate
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Roe v. Wade Ruling 'Unprincipled,' Harvard's Tribe Says

The US Supreme Court decision to remove the constitutional right to abortion triggered calls from UK opposition politicians for better domestic protections to safeguard women’s right to choose.

The US move “sends a stark message” that women’s reproductive rights “are not worth protecting,” Labour MP Diana Johnson told the House of Commons on Tuesday after posing a so-called urgent question to the government. She called on ministers to “completely safeguard the rights of women to bodily autonomy” as they proceed with plans to change human rights laws.