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Fear for Roe: Nets Ignore U.S. Abortion Laws Matching China, North Korea

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One of the major moments from Wednesday’s blockbuster oral arguments in the Supreme Court hearing on Mississippi’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks was when Chief Justice John Roberts noted that because of Roe v. Wade, America found itself in the company of China and North Korea in allowing abortion after viability was reached. This important point went completely unmentioned by the broadcast networks that took up the liberal position in support of the barbaric act.

“Roe v. Wade established a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion and if the court upholding the Mississippi law, it would undermine or overrule Roe altogether. Today, it seemed clear the conservative justices are ready to do exactly that,” sneered ABC senior national correspondent Terry Moran on World News Tonight.

“12 [states] have trigger laws that would automatically halt or nearly all abortions if Roe is overturned,” noted correspondent Janet Shamlian on CBS Evening News. And on NBC Nightly News, they suggested women would become “second class citizens” if Roe was overturned.

And while they all focused Robert’s questions of choice and 15 weeks being enough time to decide and hinting that he wouldn’t overturn Roe entirely, they ignored his argument of where the U.S.’s abortion laws stood in relation to the rest of the world:

When you get to the viability standard, we share that standard with the People’s Republic of China and North Korea. And I don’t think you have to be in favor of looking to international law to set our constitutional standards to be concerned.

In other words, against the right to life.

On Fox News Channel’s Special Report, correspondent Gillian Turner noted that “The United States is one of just a handful of nations worldwide that allows women to seek elective abortions after 20 weeks. The point at which the court deems a fetus viable. The others? China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, Netherlands, Iceland, and Guinea-Bissau.”

Adding: “Most developed countries today allow elective abortions only during the first trimester or up to about 12 weeks. And only 59 out of 190 nations allow elective abortions at all.”

Being fair and balanced, Turner included a soundbite of Center for Reproductive Rights lawyer Julie Rickelman’s counterpoint from the hearing. “Some countries, your honor, have a nominal line of 12 weeks or 18 weeks but they permit legal access to abortion after that point for broad social reasons, health reasons, socioeconomic reasons. So their regimes really aren’t comparable,” she said.

And for the pro-life side, Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Stephen Billy explained that “47 out of 50 countries in Europe limit abortion prior to 15 weeks. Over half of the European countries limit abortion prior to 12 weeks eight of them don’t allow elective abortion at all.”

The left seems to only want to turn the U.S. into Europe when it comes to pushing their socialist agenda, and not protecting the unborn.

This omission of facts damaging to the liberal side was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Humira on ABC, Tylenol on CBS, and Ensure on NBC. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they fund.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

Fox News Channel’s Special Report

December 1, 2021

6:27:27 p.m. Eastern

BRET BAIER: Our top story at the bottom of the hour, U.S. Supreme Court justices are now considering arguments heard today about a Mississippi abortion ban. The case could result in the overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Right now, we’re going to look at how U.S. abortion policy stacks up against the rest of the world. Here’s correspondent Gillian Turner.

[Cuts to video]

GILLIAN TURNER: The United States is one of just a handful of nations worldwide that allows women to seek elective abortions after 20 weeks. The point at which the court deems a fetus viable. The others? China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, Netherlands, Iceland and Guinea-Bissau.

Most developed countries today allow elective abortions only during the first trimester or up to about 12 weeks. And only 59 out of 190 nations allow elective abortions at all.

Today, Chief Justice John Roberts reiterated this reality.

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: When you get to the viability standard, we share that standard with the People’s Republic of China and North Korea. And I don’t think you have to be in favor of looking to international law to set our constitutional standards to be concerned.

TURNER: Republican senators call the U.S. a liberal outlier.

SEN. JOHN THUNE (R-SD): It’s not the company you want to be in when you ever talking about China and North Korea. We can do better. We must do better.

TURNER: Julie Rikelman, a lawyer arguing against Mississippi’s six-week ban before the supreme court today said comparisons with other countries are misleading.

JULIE RICKELMAN (Center for Reproductive Rights): Some countries, your honor, have a nominal line of 12 weeks or 18 weeks but they permit legal access to abortion after that point for broad social reasons, health reasons, socioeconomic reasons. So their regimes really aren’t comparable.

TURNER: But pro-life activists say the Mississippi law is actually more in line with the rest of the world.

STEPHEN BILLY (Charlotte Lozier Institute): 47 out of 50 countries in Europe limit abortion prior to 15 weeks. Over half of the European countries limit abortion prior to 12 weeks eight of them don’t allow elective abortion at all.

[Cuts back to live]

TURNER: In today’s case, the court seemed focused on Mississippi’s 15-week ban specifically as the Chief Justice made abundantly clear. So, whether Roe v. Wade remains in place nationwide or not may very well hinge on this standard.

BAIER: It’s fascinating to see the perspective of other countries.

TURNER: Put it all in context.

BAIER: Yeah. Gillian, thank you.

What do you think?

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