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The UK government objected to the term “pregnant woman” in a United Nations treaty, claiming the term “excludes” transgender people who give birth and should be replaced with “pregnant people,” reports said Sunday.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) voiced their opposition to the term in a statement regarding the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that asserts a “pregnant woman” must be protected and not subjected to the death penalty, The Sunday Times reported. In a proposed amendment, the government said the term “pregnant woman” should be substituted with “pregnant people” because otherwise it may “exclude transgender people who have given birth.”
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
They don't really care about this "issue" (lol), they just care about riling people up over it.
"Do the dumbest and most pointless things possible, not because we believe in them but because other people do and will get emotional over them."
originally posted by: fiverx313
sounds like they're just trying to cover the bases legally during a time when our definitions of gender are in flux. i don't see a problem with it, maybe you're just looking for something to get offended over?