CELEBRITIES and politicians have slammed the controversial comments on abortion made by the Devizes MP Danny Kruger. 

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, Mr Kruger said he doesn’t agree “that women have an absolute right to bodily autonomy” on abortion.

Mr Kruger made the comments during an urgent question over the recent overturning of the landmark Roe vs Wade case in the United States. 

The US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the ruling has effectively ended the constitutional right to an abortion for millions of US women, and individual states are now able to ban the procedure again.

Mr Kruger also said he doesn’t believe we should lecture the United States on this “political” decision.

Author and journalist Caitlin Moran called on woman to "remember this man's name", before adding in another tweet: "I'll say this once again - it would be far more logical & effective to give all teenage boys a vasectomy, only reversed when they decide to have kids, than to curtail the right of women & girls - particularly those who have been raped - to decide whether or not to become mothers."

Comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi said she comes "from a line of women who have, within marriages, drunk poison and hurled themselves downstairs because abortion wasn't available to them".

She added that she was "somewhat triggered by Danny Kruger saying this is a 'political decision' and that he should have a say in our bodies".

Sunday Times Best Seller Lorraine Candy said: "And so it begins …. Control not abortion is the root of this argument". 

Chris Bryant, Labour MP for the Rhondda, said: "Sorry what? Women absolutely do have a right to bodily autonomy". 

Jo Waltham, the Liberal Democrat who stood against Mr Kruger in the 2019 general election, said she was "appalled by his comments", saying: "Women should have autonomy over their bodies, just as any man does over theirs".

Ms Waltham went on to call for anyone who feels the same to "drive this man out" at the next election. 

Liz Saville Roberts, the Westminster leader for Plaid Cymru, said it was "shocking that a Tory, Danny Kruger MP, feels entitled to make such an inflammatory comment".