Ireland has voted to overturn that country’s abortion ban:
'This is a country that has changed': Ireland's decisive vote in favor of repealing a ban on abortion reflects a nation in transition https://t.co/Lkef2DXcUB
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 26, 2018
ThinkProgress Justice Editor Ian Millhiser used the opportunity to try and take a swipe at U.S. states that don’t tend to embrace liberalism:
With the Irish vote looking like it's going to be a landslide for yes, it's really stunning how much of an outlier American red states are in the rest of the Western world.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) May 25, 2018
Really? Nice try, but NO:
The intentional dishonesty here is insane. Most of Europe bans abortion after the first trimester. There is not one red state that does that. America is an outlier in that there are only 1-2 western countries with abortion laws anywhere near as liberal as ours. https://t.co/6pC3tM0Ln4
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) May 26, 2018
Another FAIL from the ThinkProgress progressive.
American red states have more liberal abortion laws than nearly all of the Western world
But @imillhiser would never tell you that because he is a liar
And my friends who RT'ed this are ignorant of these lies https://t.co/EZZoQyJnuO
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) May 26, 2018
No one in the replies seems to have bothered to Google what European abortion laws actually are (they cut off WAY earlier) https://t.co/Zh8O3GItnj
— Minervas Muse (@minervas_muse) May 26, 2018
Most countries in Europe have stricter abortion laws than every red State in the Union. https://t.co/3HDZumJq7b
— M3_GuSta (@HLandfill) May 26, 2018
Hey, why bother pro-aborts with reality when they’ve got a narrative to push?
Liberals responding to this compare pro lifers with islamic fundamentalists. They’ve completely lost all connection with reality. https://t.co/F3cPFKYJmb
— JC (@jcinok) May 26, 2018
Fact check. Maroon South Dakota has more liberal abortion laws than Ireland has after the vote.
Of which most South Dakotans grieve but they can’t figure out the policy puzzle our fallen world presents.
But don’t let that burst your Handmaid’s Tale echo bubble. ??♀️ https://t.co/z2KSuFSSFp
— Jennifer Gumbel (@jgumbel) May 26, 2018
Spicy hot take. I mean he really nailed it. Probably should win an award of some sort for it.
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) May 26, 2018
Yeah, those pesky red states thinking that unborn children are people who shouldn’t be killed. The audacity and gall, indeed. https://t.co/f6wzTwECez
— SnarkBot (@SnarkActual) May 26, 2018
Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and Norway (and others) limit abortion to the first trimester absent special circumstances. So sure, let’s bring America in line with the wider Western world. Sounds great! https://t.co/yJMS7zhnss
— Heather (@hboulware) May 26, 2018
Almost literally every country in Europe has more restrictive abortion laws than we do. https://t.co/PRbylAtyaX
— N. Bourbaki (@d08890) May 25, 2018
a) Ireland is about to set the abortion limit at 12 weeks — 24 weeks only in certain circumstances. (referendum didn't change law, just allowed it to be changed).
b) The U.S. is 1 of 7 countries allowing elective abortions after 24 weeks. An outlier but not in the way Ian thinks https://t.co/JlD5MrVb9i
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) May 26, 2018
This tweet is stupid in virtually every way. https://t.co/9pFaSUMJB6
— APPARJ (@_APPARJ) May 26, 2018