UK Labour MP Stella Creasy Tuesday expressed her intention to propose a provision protecting the right to abortion in a new proposed UK Bill of Rights.
Creasy spoke in front of the UK government ministers and asked cabinet member Amanda Milling if she would support a bid to amend the proposed bill of rights to include the right to abortion “to protect a woman’s right to choose for every single woman in the United Kingdom.” Creasy urged the other UK government ministers to join her in voting to make the amendment a reality . Currently, only Northern Ireland legally protects the right to abortion.
This push for abortion rights in the UK comes after the US Supreme Court last week overturned Roe v. Wade, a 50-year-old ruling, and held in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that there is no US constitutional right to abortion.
Last week, French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne has expressed the French government’s support for a bill to add abortion rights to France’s constitution for future generations.