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The British government wants to replace the term “pregnant women” with “pregnant people”

Summary of Disinformation

The British government offered to replace the term “pregnant women” with “pregnant people” in the United Nations “International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights” in order to
protect of rights of transgender persons.

Disproof

The British administration fully supports transgender human rights, however has never appealed for the term “pregnant women” to be changed to “pregnant people” in the UN Covenant.The Guardian, Reuters, the Telegraph and the Mirror have all published a statement www.reuters.com/article/britain-transgender-rights/britain-lobbies-for-transgender-rights-without-dropping-word-women-idUSL8N1MY450 by the spokesperson of Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which states that the British government does not object to the use of the term "pregnant women", but demands that the rights spelled out in the Covenant be made available to transgender people and that their rights must not be neglected.mythdetector.ge/en/myth/united-kingdom-has-made-no-demands-expression-pregnant-woman-be-replaced

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Reported in: Issue 86
Date: 23.10.2017
Language: Georgian
Country: UK, Georgia
Keywords: Western values, LGBT
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik
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