Prue Leith’s MP son Danny Kruger has upset some The Great British Bake Off viewers with his comments on abortion and women’s bodily autonomy.
Kruger, representing Devizes constituency in Wiltshire, appeared in the House of Commons on Tuesday (28 June).
While discussing the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to subvert Deer vs Wadewhich protected abortion rights, the conservative politician shared his own views on the issue.
“I probably disagree with most members who have spoken on this question so far,” he explained.
“They think women have an absolute right to physical autonomy in this matter; while I think that in the case of abortion that right is limited by the fact that another entity is involved.”
When others in the house audibly protested his words, Kruger then asserted that the issue deserved a political debate.
“I don’t understand why we are lecturing the United States to return decision-making power to the state on this policy issue,” he said.
In response to these comments, some people have expressed disagreement with Kruger’s views.
“How is that alright? How on earth can your son say so openly,” one wrote directly to Leith on Twitter. “A woman’s right to bodily autonomy is simply a woman’s right! i am disgusted You should be ashamed of yourself.”
Another was offended that the issue was reduced to a political line instead of considering the people in an abortion scenario.
They wrote: “So, so tired of men making other people’s bodies their political tennis courts. This is not a nice topic for you and your friends to have edgelord debates on, you absolute w***er. we have rights I hope Prue Leith disinherits you and spits in all your birthday cakes.”
Another simply said, “Prue Leith’s son is an absolute horror,” while another argued, “Of all the things Prue Leith has come out with, I think Danny Kruger might be the worst.”
Leith shared Kruger with her late husband Rayne as well as daughter Li-Da.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/danny-kruger-prue-leith-abortion-b2111409.html Bake Off viewers slam Prue Leith’s MP son for his ‘disgusting’ anti-abortion comments