In U.K., it's not 'pregnant women,' but 'pregnant people'

Monday, October 30, 2017
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

waiting roomIn order to not offend ”transgenders,” the British government is demanding that the United Nations scrap the term “pregnant women” in an official document and replace it with the LGBT-friendly term, “pregnant people.”

The United Kingdom is putting on the pressure, insisting that using the term “pregnant” in conjunction with “women” is nothing short of an insult – constituting discrimination and a violation of transgenders’ civil rights.

“The dispute arose because the nation’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office [FCO] wanted to avoid excluding ‘transgender people who have given birth,’ meaning women who ‘identify’ as men,” WND explained. “The U.K. policy office was reviewing the U.N.’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which was signed by the U.K. in 1976 – some 10 years after it was created. One line in that document states the death penalty ‘shall not be carried out on pregnant women.’”

Marginalizing women

Feminist writer Sarah Ditum was quick to condemn the submission.

“This isn’t inclusion – this is making women unmentionable,” Ditum argued, according to the U.K.’s Christian Institute. “Having a female body and knowing what that means for reproduction doesn’t make you ‘exclusionary’. Forcing us to decorously scrub out any reference to our sex on pain of being called bigots is an insult.”

Now, however, the spokesman for the U.K.’s prime minister is responding to the backlash and trying to downplay the issue.

“[The FCO’s comments had been in relation to] one specific case [and] nobody in Government is objecting to the term pregnant women,” the spokesman insisted, according to the Christian Institute. “Of course, pregnant women is an acceptable term.”

Yet the U.K. government nonetheless moved forward with the transgender proposal and its suggested change.

“The U.K. does not object to the use of the term ‘pregnant woman,’” the FCO stated. “We strongly support the right to life of pregnant women, and we have requested that the Human Rights Committee does not exclude pregnant transgender people from that right to life.”

The issue of gender confusion was brought up earlier this month, as well, when a report surfaced that the U.K.’s next census will likely drop the question, “What is your sex?” because of concerns that transsexuals will be offended or feel excluded.

“A report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that asking people to declare their sex is ‘irrelevant, unacceptable and intrusive, particularly to trans participants,” the Christian group disclosed. “The document even states that meeting the needs of trans respondents should take precedence over ‘data requirements.’”

More medical madness

Earlier this year, doctors in the U.K. were banned from calling pregnant patients “mothers” by the official guidelines issued by the British Medical Association (BMA), which was afraid that it would upset transgenders, so it directed doctors instead to refer to expectant mothers as merely “pregnant people.”

“The move aims to avoid offending and alienating transgender parents,” the Daily Mail reported in January. “The advice came in a 14-page booklet titled ‘A Guide to Effective Communication: Inclusive Language in the Workplace.’”

NHS doctors were among the BMA’s 160,000 members who were ordered to comply with the pro-LGBT policy.

A woman going by the name of “Hayden” Cross was one motiving factor behind the guidance, as she delayed her gender-transforming surgery in order to become the first “trans male” to give birth in the U.K.

The controversial advice to doctors in hospitals and general practice comes just weeks after it emerged that a Briton who was born a girl but is changing to a man put his operation on hold to have a baby,” the Daily Mail’s Stephen Adams and Sanchez Manning announced at the time. “Four-months pregnant Hayden Cross, 20, is legally male and has had hormone treatment but not sex-change surgery.”

Even though Cross’ pregnancy as a so-called transgender is an isolated instance in the U.K., the medical community is administering its policy on the entire medical community – and subjecting patients to it, as well – all along the island nation.

“There are no other known cases of a transitioning person becoming pregnant in the U.K., but official figures show 775,000 women give birth in Britain every year,” Adams and Manning stressed. “Despite this, the BMA insists doctors should drop the word ‘mother’ when referring to pregnancy to avoid offending transgender people and to ‘celebrate diversity.’”

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