The European Parliament intends to discuss – to censure – the USA because of something that hasn’t happened yet.
Namely: ““the impact of a leaked draft opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court concerning abortion.”
CNA story HERE
The European Parliament is one of two legislative bodies of the EU, a political and economic union of 27 member states. Earlier this month, a motion for a resolution was introduced on the topic “Global threats to abortion rights: the possible overturning of abortion rights in the U.S. by the Supreme Court.”
The 32-point resolution, due to be discussed on June 8 and voted on a day later, states that the European Parliament “is deeply concerned about the potential consequences for women’s rights worldwide, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v Wade.”
It also expresses fear that the overturning of the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide would have “a chilling effect on prioritizing and funding” abortion lobally.
It says that the parliament “strongly encourages the US government and/or other relevant US authorities also to remove all barriers to abortion services, including third party consent or notification, mandatory waiting periods and authorization by judges or medical panels, and to guarantee timely access to abortion care across the country.”
The European Parliament voted in 2021 in favor of a report describing abortion as “essential healthcare” and seeking to redefine conscientious objection as a “denial of medical care.”
Abortion is the sacrament of the Left. This is why even Catholics in the USA will seek always to shove the right to be born down lower on the hierarchy of human rights. When you hear accusations from the Left about “single issues” or “single voter issues” this is code. When you hear talk about how nuanced we ought to be, about abortion and not to allow our selves to be distracted from other rights issues, that’s code. It is a canard that people who are “pro-life” don’t care about the poor, the imprisoned, etc. However, every poor person or imprisoned person was born.
By the way… yesterday the EU Parliament voted to outlaw the sale of gasoline engine cars by 2035.