A Conservative MP has stated he doesn’t agree ladies have an “absolute right to bodily autonomy” throughout a debate concerning the American abortion ban.
Danny Kruger additionally suggesed British politicians shouldn’t “lecture” the US over the landmark ruling, which has led to mass protests.
The MP for Devizes informed the House of Commons he would “probably disagree” with different MPs concerning the US Supreme Court determination.
He stated: “They think that 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.”
As different MPs tried to problem him, Mr Kruger added: “I would 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 judgment to return the power of decision over this political question to the states, to democratic decision-makers, rather than leaving it in the hands of the courts.”
The US Supreme Court final week ended constitutional protections for abortion which have been in place for almost 50 years by deciding to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling.
The ruling is anticipated to result in abortion bans in roughly half of US states.
Mr Kruger was amongst 61 Conservative MPs who final week voted towards an modification which is able to enable the federal government to increase abortion entry in Northern Ireland by instantly commissioning companies.
Labour MP Jess Phillips stated: “I suggest that he is forced to carry around with him a baby without putting it down for the next 40 weeks.
“It would be considered totalitarian torture.”
Stella Creasy, one other Labour MP, informed Mr Kruger abortion was “fundamentally for many of us a human rights issue”, including: “Currently in the UK, only women in Northern Ireland have their constitutional right to an abortion protected as a human right, but we can change that and that is what this place and this urgent question can do today.”
Labour ex-minister Dame Diana Johnson pressed for the UK authorities to introduce buffer zones close to abortion clinics and supply assurances on their dedication to defending the rights of ladies to “bodily autonomy”.
She requested Foreign Office minister Amanda Milling: “Can the minister confirm that the government will continue to support and fund reproductive healthcare programmes, including access to terminations around the world, in light of this decision?
“With far-right American groups already organising on rolling back the 1967 Abortion Act in this country, this decision will give them renewed impetus for their work.
“So will the Government look again at protecting women attending abortion clinics through the introduction of buffer zones, as proposed by (Rupa Huq, Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton)?”
Ms Milling stated she shared the prime minister’s view that the Supreme Court decsion “is a big step backwards”.
She added that buffer zones are a “matter for the Home Office and is something that they keep under review”.
Mr Kruger is the son of Bake Off decide Prue Leith, who has beforehand spoken of how she had a backstreet abortion on the age of 15.