Women’s Rights to Reproductive Healthcare: United States Debate

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Department: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Women’s Rights to Reproductive Healthcare: United States

Lord Judge Excerpts
Tuesday 28th June 2022

(1 year, 11 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Portrait Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con)
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My Lords, I recognise what my noble friend has said. Any democratic country—any open society—gives everyone the right to express their view. What demonstrates the strength of our own country is that, while you might not respect a particular view, you respect and defend the right of someone to hold an opinion contrary to your own. We are a diverse, rich country in all sorts of aspects, including our faith diversity. We also recognise that America is a shining light and the closest ally of the United Kingdom. There is much that we share on strengthening democracy and human rights around the world; that will remain a strong sense in our focus globally as well.

Lord Judge Portrait Lord Judge (CB)
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Is not the lesson for this country from that decision that there should be absolutely no political involvement in the appointment of senior judges?

None Portrait Noble Lords
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Hear, hear!