It is often said that we are only as good as the company we keep. With that in mind, let’s consider the kind of company America keeps when it comes to abortion law. The vast majority of nations throughout the world have a network of restrictions on abortion depending on timing and circumstance, including the United States. However, the U.S. is among a very small group of nations with no prohibition on elective abortions after twenty weeks gestation. Only seven nations permit abortion-on-demand in the later portion of a pregnancy, including China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States.
Regardless of your preferred talking points, this key fact should at least give Americans pause. Do we really want to be on a short list with Vietnam, China, and North Korea? These are the kinds of nations who show about as much regard for human rights as fish show for mountain climbing. As I speak, the communist Chinese regime is imprisoning more than a million of its own people in literal concentration camps. North Korea is well-known for torturing and killing over the smallest offenses. Do we really want to follow this crowd when it comes to human rights issues?
Of course, I am no proponent of relying on the laws of foreign nations when making decisions for Americans. I believe national sovereignty is a principle worth protecting. Yet, we have to acknowledge the double standard of those who would have us look beyond our borders for legal advice. As the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia put it, “I will become a believer in the ingenuousness… of the Court’s newfound respect for the wisdom of foreign minds when it applies that wisdom in the abortion cases.” Put another way, the left is all about relying on foreign law when it comes to matters that they agree with, but not so when it comes to abortion.
Don’t fall for the money-driven propaganda targeting an American audience. The world is overwhelmingly in agreement that unborn life is worth protecting. When will the United States stop lagging behind on the world’s foremost violation of human rights?