In the last presidential debate, Hillary Clinton proudly professed her Supreme Court justices would fight for the rights of women. An admirer of Margaret Sanger, she wants every pregnant woman to have the ability to walk into an abortion clinic, even while the baby is crowning, and receive a government paid abortion. Hillary claims she has been fighting for children right’s all her life, but apparently only for the ones that are privileged enough to see this side of the birth canal alive.
Feminists across America go into hysterics at any mention of even the tiniest restriction or requirement for abortions. It’s like you are ripping their heart out when the only thing they want ripped out of their bodies are their unborn children. They tell us we should be more enlightened. Americans should be willing to change our morals and curb our principles to reflect those of open-minded and sophisticated Europe. In this case, I think they may be right.
In the October 21st episode of The Wonderful World of Stu, host Stu Burguiere compared America’s abortion laws to European countries. His presentation is well worth the watch. I highlighted his details below.
Roe v. Wade ruled abortions could be obtained within the 1st Trimester, or 12 weeks. If America could get back to that standard alone, we would be making amazing progress.
Here in America, abortion is legal in all 50 states and Washington DC until the 20th week. Twenty states allow abortions up until the point of viability, which is around the 24th week. Virginia, South Carolina and Iowa allow pregnant mothers 7 months, or 28 weeks, to decided to kill their baby. While Oregon, New Jersey, New Mexico, Colorado, Vermont, New Hampshire, Alaska and DC legalized abortion at any point.
If women in America think this is restrictive, European laws will blow their minds.
England allows legal abortions until week 24. They extend abortions to any time during the pregnancy if the mother’s life is at risk or there are complications.
To obtain an abortion in the Netherlands, the mother must first receive a consultation. During this discussion, she is provided information on alternatives to abortion. If the mother decides to move forward with an abortion, she is required to wait 5 days before the procedure, which is legal until the 24th week.
Abortions are legal until week 18 in Sweden. If a mother wishes to abort her baby after that time, she must receive approval or the National Board of Health and Welfare. Even then, it is only allowed until week 22.
Spain has legalized abortions until the 14th week, but allows abortions up to the 22nd week in cases of fetal deformity.
Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France and Finland have banned abortions after the 12th week, or 1st trimester.
Denmark allows exemptions past 12 weeks in case of rape, threats to mother’s health, fetal defects, and lack of financial resources.
Germany’s exemption is only in cases of risk to a mother’s mental or physical health. In addition, Germany also requires a 3-day waiting period where the mother receives counseling.
Belgium requires mandatory counseling for the mother for 6 days before the procedure.
Abortions in Finland can only be obtained for social reasons such as poverty, distress on the mother, or if there are already four children in the family.
Italy has legalized abortions for health, economic, social or family reasons only. Mother’s must request the procedure within 90 days from conception and provide reasoning for it.
Switzerland allows abortions until the 12th week, but only if the following steps are completed:
- The mother must file a written request claiming she is in distress
- Her doctor must provide her comprehensive information regarding the procedure
- Her doctor must then have a detailed discussion with the mother regarding the procedure.
- After all this, the doctor must supply her with the addresses of counseling services which can provide her with moral and material help as well as adoption options.
Portugal allows legal abortion until week 10 but there is a 3-day waiting period.
Poland has outlawed abortion except in cases of rape, fetal malformation, or serious threats to the mother’s health.
Andorra and Ireland go even further to ban all abortions except to save the mother’s life.
Malta & Lichtenstein prohibit abortions altogether with no exceptions.
Looking at the facts, even the European countries with the most lenient abortion laws are more strict than most states.
Hillary and her feminist friends won’t be happy until we are like China. China not only allows abortions on demand at any time, they encouraged them. In fact, there are many cases where abortions are forced on the mother.
Looking at the laws, Europe actually does have the upper hand on this issue. Until we begin to value life again, we will not be able to rid our culture of this horrific procedure. Until then, I would be happy to follow Europe’s lead and restrict abortions to the 1st trimester. It is definitely a step in the right direction. Counseling and mandatory ultra sounds are also ways to save lives before mothers make the worst mistake of their life and the last decision of their child’s life.
But that’s just my 2 cents.
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