Donald Trump’s former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley loves to make liberal heads explode. She does it with such skill and expertise that ripping apart progressive narratives seems elegant as well as easy. Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for letting their European counterparts get so far ahead of them on such an important life or death issue.
Haley dares dems to catch up
Nikki Haley is getting nasty looks from Democrats again after daring the United States to catch up with Europe. It seems that over there officials are a lot more “civilized” than here.
On the continent, Americans are viewed as mindless barbarians for the hideous practice of killing babies for fun and profit. The United States, she insists, “needs to catch up to a more civilized Europe regarding the restrictions on abortion.”
Recently, former Ambassador Haley teamed up with Marjorie Dannenfelser, of Susan B. Anthony List fame, to write an op-ed for Real Clear Politics. “The first inalienable right mentioned in the Declaration of Independence is the right to life,” they argue. Not to Democrats.
America has been doing “a worse job of protecting unborn life than most other countries.” Europe especially, which is supposed to be the model for all progressives. Unless, it seems, the continental way of doing things gets in the way of liberal schemes.
Haley and Dannenfelser pointed to new research that exposes “nearly every European country is outdoing us when it comes to protecting unborn children and their moms.”
You “might be surprised to learn that the extreme, no-limits abortion laws of the United States are virtually unknown in Europe.” Usually they’re leading the bandwagon on hideous liberal atrocities. Not now. Americans are the ones being atrocious this time, European snobs challenge.
At any stage
Americans are so cruel and evil, Haley notes, that in some places they allow abortion right up to the child’s birthday.
“Here, abortion is legal at any stage of pregnancy, including when an unborn baby has a heartbeat, can feel pain, and even when he or she can survive outside the womb.”
According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, Haley reports, a full “47 out of 50 European countries limit elective abortion to 15 weeks or earlier.” For once, the Europeans are the ones with “common sense.”
The op-ed underscores that while “some Washington politicians struggle with answering the basic question, ‘Is a 15-week-old-unborn baby a human being?’ science has steadily revealed the humanity of children in the womb.” You bet it is.
“By six weeks,” Haley writes, they have a heartbeat and a developing brain and spinal cord. By 10 weeks they have arms, legs, fingers and toes, and they can kick and jump. By 15 weeks, they have fully formed noses, lips, eyelids and eyebrows – and by that point, if not earlier, they can feel pain. France only allows abortions up to 12 weeks.
“Switzerland and all of Scandinavia” Limit baby killing to “well before the third trimester of pregnancy.” Almost all the rest follow Austria and Italy with “limits at approximately three months.” In Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Romania, and Spain they picked 14 weeks for the limit. The important thing is that “Not a single European country allows abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy.”