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UK supports right for women to access safe, legal abortions, says PM’s spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Two women walk down Regent Street in London
FILE PHOTO: Two women walk down Regent Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain supports the right for women to have access to safe and legal abortions, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, after being asked about the possible move by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision legalising abortion.

“My understanding is this comes from a leaked document rather than an official decision and of course, as you’d expect, it’s a matter for the U.S. courts in general,” the spokesman told reporters.

“The UK fully supports women’s reproductive rights globally … including the right to access safe and legal abortion.”

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill, writing by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Kate Holton)

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