“The UK government has proposed to amend the UN documents by replacing the term “pregnant women” with the “pregnant people” one to avoid excluding transgender people”, -writes The Times.
The proposal has been made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom. The point is, in particular, about the amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. That document obliges states to respect the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The article writer of the Times notes that only two transgender men are known in the UK who got pregnant because their uterus and ovaries had not been not removed.
It is noteworthy that this offer made some feminists angry. Thus, for example, writer Sarah Ditum expressed an opinion that the removal of the word “woman” from the document is an attempt to erase the mention of women. In response to the criticism, The British Foreign Affairs Ministry has declared that it is not at all against the use of the term “pregnant women” and simply has the task to protect the rights of transgender people.
Earlier, The Telegraph wrote that the British government offered health care providers to refrain from using the term “future moms” in order to avoid offending pregnant or childbearing transgender persons.
It should be noted that Armenia ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on June 23, 1993.