Tory MP says women don't have an "absolute right to bodily autonomy"
In the House of Commons, Tory MP Danny Kruger said he disagrees with people who think "woman have an absolute right to bodily autonomy" adding that he does not think British MP's should "lecture" the United States on the recent decision.
Addressing Members of Parliament on Tuesday, Kruger said while he recognizes "the degree of distress and concern felt by many members in the House on the Supreme Court's decision" he questioned why MP's were lecturing the US on the topic.
"The facts are I would probably disagree with most members who've spoken so far about this question," Kruger said. "They think women have an absolute right to bodily autonomy in this matter, whereas I think in the case of abortion, that right is qualified by the fact that another body is involved"
"And I offer to members who are trying to talk me down that this is a proper topic for political debate and my point to the Frontbench is I don't understand why we are lecturing the United States on a judgement to return the power of decision of this political question to the states. To democratic decision makers rather than leaving it in the hands of the Court." Kruger added.
Kruger has been an MP for Devizes in Wiltshire since 2019.
\u201cTory MP Danny Kruger says he doesn\u2019t agree that \u201cwomen have an absolute right to bodily autonomy".\u201d
\u201c@MirrorPolitics Hey @danny__kruger I had a vasectomy a couple of years ago. Please accept my apologies for not consulting you first. I really hope you can forgive me for not asking your permission regarding what I can and cannot do with my own body.\u201d