World leaders have thoughts on the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health. None of their thoughts are complimentary and U.S. Secretary of State Blinken is singing with the chorus of criticism. Joining him is the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Think about that. Two important faces of the Biden administration in the world are trashing the Supreme Court. Why? Because world leaders are tsk-tsking the decision to send abortion rights back to states and correct a mistake made by the Court in 1973. There is no constitutional right to abortion. Suddenly foreign politicians are experts in our Constitution and are virtue-signaling over the ruling. The politicians speaking out all have abortion restrictions in their own countries – except Canada – so their criticism should be mocked, not encouraged by Team Biden.
Joe Biden should be reigning in his Secretary of State and the ambassador to the U.N., Linda Thomas Greenfield, yet so far he is silent. Granted, Biden probably doesn’t know what they are saying and no one around him is going to tell him but that’s on his staff. We’ve not seen anything like this since Obama made his world apology tour. Is this part of Joe Biden’s plans to transform America into a progressive Utopia?
Blinken admits he knows it is wrong for him to speak out against the Supreme Court but he persisted. Keep in mind he was in Europe when he made his statement after the ruling was announced.
The secretary said in his statement that he usually avoids commenting on Supreme Court rulings, but the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has “raised understandable questions and concerns across the world and within our workforce.”
“So let me be clear: under this Administration, the State Department will remain fully committed to helping provide access to reproductive health services and advancing reproductive rights around the world. And this Department will do everything possible to ensure that all our employees have access to reproductive health services, wherever they live,” he said in the statement.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield says the decision is cruel, dark and dangerous. It is not her job to offer up hot takes on decisions made the the Supreme Court on the world stage.
“The Supreme Court has taken away the established, fundamental, constitutional right to abortion from millions of Americans. This is a cruel, dark and dangerous decision,” Thomas-Greenfield said. “What makes this decision so heartbreaking is that Americans had a clear and unequivocal constitutional right stripped away.
“Roe v. Wade not only protected the right to privacy, it also reaffirmed basic principles of gender equality. … I have traveled the globe advocating for women’s rights. Now, this decision renders my own country an outlier among developed nations in the world.”
America is not now an “outlier among developed nations in the world” as Thomas-Greenfield said. In fact, overturning Roe v Wade puts America more in line with most developed nations, certainly European nations. That didn’t stop world leaders from criticizing the Supreme Court decision and overstepping common decorum.
In a round-up post I wrote about liberal hysteria about the decision, I included Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau because he was quickly out in front with his hot take. Canadian women can get an abortion at any time for any reason and it is paid for by the taxpayers. Their abortion law is not codified in Canadian law, though.
“The news coming out of the United States is horrific,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared. “My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion. I can’t imagine the fear and anger you are feeling right now.
“No government, politician or man should tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body. I want women in Canada to know that we will always stand up for your right to choose.”
European leaders piped up, though all of their own countries have restrictions on abortion.
Abortion is a fundamental right for all women. It must be protected. I wish to express my solidarity with the women whose liberties are being undermined by the Supreme Court of the United States.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) June 24, 2022
France extended the legal limit for terminating a pregnancy from 12 to 14 weeks in February.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz wrote on Twitter: “Women’s rights are threatened. We must consistently defend them.” Abortion is legal in Germany in the case of rape or if it is during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Counseling prior to the abortion is required.
Es ist gut, dass #219a bald Geschichte ist. Gleichzeitig erinnert uns der gestrige Tag: Es ist noch ein langer Weg bis zur Geschlechtergerechtigkeit. Bei uns – und in vielen anderen Teilen der Welt. Frauenrechte sind bedroht. Wir müssen sie konsequent verteidigen. #RoeVsWade
— Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz (@Bundeskanzler) June 25, 2022
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez weighed in, too. In May, Spain approved a draft bill that allows 16- and 17-year-old girls to get an abortion without parental consent. That law has to go through parliamentary procedures before it is put into effect.
“We cannot take any rights for granted,” Sánchez wrote. “Social achievements are always at risk of going backward and their defense has to be our day to day. Women must be able to decide freely about their lives.”
No podemos dar por sentado ningún derecho. Las conquistas sociales siempre están en riesgo de retroceder y su defensa tiene que ser nuestro día a día.
Las mujeres deben poder decidir libremente sobre sus vidas. https://t.co/ujQJk1SPT0
— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) June 24, 2022
Boris Johnson offered his pro-abortion opinion, too. He’s not very popular at the moment in his country so he has to pander to anyone who will listen.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson termed the Supreme Court’s ruling a “a big step backward,” adding, “I have always believed in a woman’s right to choose … that’s why the U.K. has the laws that it does.”
According to the British government, in 2021, “there were 214,256 abortions for women resident in England and Wales, the highest number since the Abortion Act was introduced.”
Britain legalized abortion in 1967.
Blinken should be terminated. Not just for apologizing to the world for a Supreme Court decision but because this adds to a long list of diplomatic failures. Since the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, Blinken and his team at the State Department have consistently failed Americans. Now he is violating traditional diplomatic protocol and criticizing the highest court in America while overseas in order to ingratiate himself to globalists. It’s sickening.
Does Blinken care that the Mad Man in Moscow is loving this discord? Rebekah Koffler, president of Doctrine & Strategy Consulting, and a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer notes it is big news in Russian media.
“The Russian media widely commented on the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Roe v. Wade, zeroing in on President Biden’s criticism of the decision and on the protests sweeping across America after the Supreme Court’s ruling,” Koffler said.
“Russian Gazette [Rossiyskaya Gazeta], the Kremlin’s official newspaper, emphasized that President Joe Biden disagreed with the decision, translating his quote characterizing the decision as painful and destructive for many Americans.
“The Russian media also highlighted the ‘thousands of protests’ and the warning by U.S. intelligence of heightened risk of violence toward judges and other government officials. Typically, Moscow exploits mass protests in the U.S. to amplify discord and divisions in America through social media in the attempt to help foment social unrest.
“We should expect the Russian intelligence services to run cyber-enabled covert influence campaigns, pitting pro-abortion and pro-life groups against one another with inflammatory commentary.”
Whatever happened to “norms”, Joe? This behavior by American diplomats is not normal. Biden must put a stop to it now.