US allies condemn abortion ruling; Blinken and his UN ambassador join in the criticism

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In a series of highly unusual actions, US Department of State and world leaders plunged into a bitter domestic dispute over Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on abortion.

“As Secretary of State, I usually avoid commenting on Supreme Court decisions. Chief U.S. Diplomat Anthony Blinken announced in the statement.

“But today’s decision to vacate Rowe v. Wade has raised understandable questions and concerns around the world and in our country. [the Department of State’s] work force”.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Ambassador to the UN, also held the Supreme Court accountable for its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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Demonstrators gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as judges hear arguments in Dobbs v. USA.  Jackson Women's Health, Mississippi law case that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, Dec.  January 1, 2021 in Washington DC.

Demonstrators gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as judges hear arguments in Dobbs v. USA. Jackson Women’s Health, Mississippi law case that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, Dec. January 1, 2021 in Washington DC.
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“The Supreme Court has stripped millions of Americans of their established fundamental constitutional right to abortion. This is a cruel, dark and dangerous decision,” said Thomas-Greenfield. “What makes this decision so heartbreaking is that Americans are deprived of a clear and unambiguous constitutional right.

Roe v. Wade not only defended the right to privacy, but also reaffirmed the basic principles of gender equality. How much have I traveled the world campaigning for women’s rights? Now this decision takes my country out of the ranks of the developed countries of the world. “

The swift action by US diplomats to attack the nation’s highest judicial body has sent commentators warning that this is the second act of President Barack Obama’s “tour of apologies” and an expression of homegrown anti-Americanism.

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“It is an absolute shame for US officials to apologize on the world stage for decisions made by the US Supreme Court,” Niall Gardiner, director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, told Fox News Digital.

“[It’s] a display of utter disrespect for the rule of law in America and a mocking disregard for democracy in America.”

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, criticized the decision of the court.

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, criticized the decision of the court.
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He added that top US officials condemning the Supreme Court’s decision are “fundamentally anti-American.”

“All of this condemnation of America, much of it coming from the Biden administration, is actively helping America’s enemies around the world, including Russia and China,” Gardiner said. “It is not normal for foreign leaders to lecture the United States on the Supreme Court’s decision. It’s a matter of US national sovereignty.”

US allies were quick to criticize the court’s decision.

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“The news coming from the United States is terrible” Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau announced. “My heart goes out to the millions of American women who must now lose their legal right to an abortion. I cannot imagine the fear and anger you are experiencing 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.”

The Supreme Court of Canada decriminalized abortion in 1988. Canadians, however, do not have a guaranteed right to abortion enshrined in law.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Friday: “Abortion is the fundamental right of all women. We must protect him. I would like to express my solidarity with all those women whose freedoms have been compromised by the US Supreme Court today.”

In February, France increased the legal term for termination of pregnancy from 12 to 14 weeks.

In Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz tweeted: “Women’s rights are under threat. We must consistently protect them.”

In Germany, abortion is legal in case of rape or termination of pregnancy during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Germany requires pre-abortion counseling.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez took to Twitter to criticize the ruling.

“We cannot take any rights for granted,” Sanchez wrote. “Social achievements are always in danger of being reversed, and protecting them should be our daily task. Women should be free to make decisions about their lives.”

In May, Spain approved a bill that would allow 16- and 17-year-old girls to have abortions without parental consent. The measure must go through parliamentary procedures before it enters into force.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the Supreme Court’s decision “a big step backwards”, adding: “I have always believed in a woman’s right to choose … that’s why there are laws like this in the UK.”

According to the British government, in 2021 “214,256 abortions were performed by women living in England and Wales, the highest number since the passage of the Abortion Act”.

The UK legalized abortion in 1967.

On Friday, Supreme Court judges ruled that since abortion is not mentioned in the US Constitution, it is up to the states and their elected representatives to decide whether a woman has the right to have a fetus aborted.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called the decision of the Supreme Court "big failure" for sexual and reproductive health in the USA

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called the Supreme Court decision a “major blow” to sexual and reproductive health in the US.
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Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who faced harsh criticism for failing to criticize the alleged genocide of the Uyghurs in China, said in annulment of Roe v. Wade represents a “major setback” for sexual and reproductive health in the US.

Termination of pregnancy, including under strong pressure from the state, is a widespread practice in China.

Rebecca Koffler, President of Doctrine & Strategy Consulting, Former Defense Intelligence Agency Officer and Author“Putin’s Scenario: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America”. spoke about Russia’s reaction to the decision of the Supreme Court in an interview with Fox News Digital.

“Russian media commented extensively on the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, focusing on President Biden’s criticism of the decision and the protests that swept across America following the Supreme Court decision,” Koffler said.

“Russian newspaper. [Rossiyskaya Gazeta]The official Kremlin newspaper underscored that President Joe Biden disagreed with the decision, translating a quote from him describing the decision as painful and devastating to many Americans.

Russian media also covered “thousands of protests” and a US intelligence warning of an increased risk of violence against judges and other government officials. Typically, Moscow uses mass protests in the US to amplify divisions and divisions in America through social media in an attempt to help fuel social unrest.

“We should expect the Russian intelligence services to carry out covert cybernetic influence campaigns, pitting pro-abortion and pro-life groups against each other with inflammatory comments.”

The Russian media were quick to highlight the controversy that arose after the court's decision.

The Russian media were quick to highlight the controversy that arose after the court’s decision.
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Abortion is allowed in Russia as a planned procedure up to the 12th week of pregnancy and, in special cases, at a later date. The country averages 2,000 abortions a day.

Koffler said that when President Vladimir Putin “depicts Russia as a stronghold of Orthodoxy, he lies. Given this, abortion continues to be a form of birth control in Russia.”

Hu Xijin, former editor-in-chief of China’s state-run Global Times, tweeted to his 473,000 followers: “Today ends American women’s constitutional right to choose to have an abortion. women who become pregnant unintentionally will face a difficult life. And this change is taking place in the United States, which is vigorously defending human rights. It’s a pity”.