Prince Harry Criticizes the "Global Assault on Democracy and Freedom Rolling back the Constitutional Rights in the U.S."
However, some of what he says is a bit "Cheeky"
During a keynote at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Prince Harry claimed there is an ongoing “global assault on democracy and freedom rolling back of constitutional rights in the United States.” He continued on to say “people feel battered, helpless in the face of seemingly endless streams of disasters and devastation,” as he claimed 2022 to be an overall painful year.
“We’re living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe. Climate change wreaks havoc on our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering most of all. The few weaponizing lies and disinformation at the expense of the many. And from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom, the cause of Mandela’s life.”
Prince Harry said in his speech to begin Nelson Mandela International Day.
It seems to be that Prince Harry is referencing the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. However, even as countries have criticized the decision to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling, the United States also implemented the ruling of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health which outlaws abortion past the 15th week of pregnancy. This is a law that is IN LINE with the abortion policies around the world…
Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, claims “Abortion is a fundamental right for all women. It must be protected. I wish to express my solidarity with the women whose liberties are being undermined by the Supreme Court of the United States.” Mr. Macron, why don’t you then change the limit for an abortion in France from the current 16 weeks?
In the United Kingdom, abortion laws allow women to have an abortion up to 24 weeks after pregnancy after the approval from two doctors. It is also an added condition that those two doctors have to mutually “agree having the baby would pose a greater risk to the physical or mental health of the woman than a termination.”