Democratic candidate for president, Joe Biden, selected Kamala Harris as his running mate. Ms. Harris has staked out an aggressive, pro-abortion stance on abortion in her public career, which she clearly asserts:
“Reproductive healthcare is under full on attack in America today. There are states that have passed laws that will virtually prevent women from having access to reproductive healthcare. It is not an exaggeration to say women will die, poor women, women of color, because these Republican legislatures who are out of touch with America are telling women what to do with our bodies. People need to keep their hands off of women’s bodies and let women make the decisions about their own lives.”
She considers abortion rights a matter of justice:
“The reality of it is this is still a fundamental issue of justice for women in America. Women have been given the responsibility to perpetuate the human species. Our bodies were created to do that. It does not give any other person the right to tell a woman what to do with that body. It is her body, it is her right, it is her decision.”
Even more, Ms. Harris has demonstrated an anti-Catholic bigotry in her questioning of Brian Buescher two years ago, who was nominated to serve as a district judge in Nebraska. Harris asked:
“Since 1993, you have been a member of the Knights of Columbus, an all-male society comprised primarily of Catholic men. In 2016, Carl Anderson, leader of the Knights of Columbus, described abortion as “a legal regime that has resulted in more than 40 million deaths.” Mr. Anderson went on to say that “abortion is the killing of the innocent on a massive scale.” Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman’s right to choose when you joined the organization?”
She demanded to know if Mr. Buescher “ever, in any way, assisted with or contributed to advocacy against women’s reproductive rights.” In essence, Kamala Harris suggests that membership in the Knights and adherence to this core teaching of our Catholic faith disqualifies a person from judging the laws of our land.
As Attorney General for the state of California, Harris sued investigative journalist, David Daleiden, for his exposé of Planned Parentood’s practice of selling fetal body parts for profit. Rather than focusing on Planned Parenthood’s crimes, Harris went after Daleiden, who heads the Center for Medical Progress. Said Daleiden:
“I hope that all Americans … are going to be able to come together to oppose the kind of radical disrespect and contempt for the First Amendment and for First Amendment civil liberties that Kamala Harris has demonstrated throughout her career.”
You can hear more of Mr. Daleiden’s reactions to Ms. Harris’ actions against him in the video clip above.
So where does Kamala Harris stand on abortion? Ms. Harris has a perfect voting record with the pro-abortion lobbying group, NARAL. Although Joe Biden has already lurched to a more pro-abortion posture this year, a Biden/Harris ticket ensures the most vigorous assault on pro-life regulation in history.