European countries clash with United Kingdom over women's rights


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Liz Truss, who led the international conference on freedom of religion or belief which discussed the gender statement. Photo AFP, Joe Giddens

European countries criticise the United Kingdom for removing women's reproductive rights, including abortion, from a gender statement. Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands are offended that the country deleted the paragraph in an amendment written after more than 20 countries had already signed the text.