Term ‘Pregnant Woman’ Considered Transphobic in Parts of Europe

Term ‘Pregnant Woman’ Considered Transphobic in Parts of Europe

So the term pregnant woman is too gender restrictive and discriminatory? That’s the word from two Western nations to the United Nations. The U.N. Human Rights Committee was accepting comments from member nations on an updated draft of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights—specifically the section that addresses the “right to life.”

Both Denmark and the U.K. stated that the use of terms in the document was too general, and further noted that “in using the term pregnant woman, the Committee may be inadvertently restricting the application of this paragraph to exclude transgender people who have given birth.”

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