Kamala Harris on Killing Babies in Abortions: “We Need to Declare It a Priority”

National   Steven Ertelt   Oct 23, 2019   |   12:01PM    Washington, DC

Kamala Harris is an ardent abortion activist — no pro-life voter could be addlepated about that.

But Harris wants to make sure Democrat presidential primary voters know she’s staunchly in favor of aborting as many babies as possible, right up to birth. Harris is so pro-abortion she just told an audience that killing babies in abortions is something that should be declared “a priority.”

Naturally, Harris wrapped this horrific reality in language about so-called “reproductive rights.” Here’s more:

“We need to have presidential candidates indicate where they stand on it, and we need to declare it a priority like any other health-care priority,” Harris said in an interview with The Daily Iowan.

“Yet again, we were embarked on, you know, a very long discussion (about health care), and it hadn’t come up, and it affects over half the population,” Harris said to the DI, referring to what she sees as the lack of debate about women’s reproductive health care.  

Harris told the DI that states such as Alabama that drastically tightened their abortion laws are “completely out of touch with reality.” Under Alabama’s law, doctors who perform a banned abortion would be charged with a Class-A felony and could face life in prison.

Harris highlighted reproductive rights in her stump speech, saying that state legislatures “dare to impede on a woman’s right to reproductive health care.”

So unless you support killing babies in abortions you’re out of touch with reality, Harris says without any sense about how she’s projecting.

During the debate, Harris said it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say “women will die” because of restrictive women’s health-care laws passed by Republicans in state legislatures.

Except it’s a huge exaggeration. Harris was solidly refuted when she made the false claim. And even the liberal Washington Post recently debunked the myth. In May, the Post fact checker found what pro-life advocates have been saying for years: that few women died from illegal abortions in the decade prior to Roe v. Wade, and a rise in the use of antibiotics appears to be the biggest factor in the drop in maternal abortion deaths, not the legalization of abortions.

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Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist and co-founder of NARAL, admitted later in life that their “statistics” about back alley abortions were false. Nathanson said abortion activists often claimed between 5,000 and 10,000 women died every year from dangerous, back alley abortions and argued that legalizing abortions would protect women.

He wrote: “I confess that I knew that the figures were totally false and I suppose that others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the ‘morality’ of our revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted … The overriding concern was to get the laws eliminated, and anything within reason that had to be done was permissible.”

Meanwhile, Harris wants to make it illegal for states to pass pro-life laws.

In Harris’ plan, The Reproductive Rights Act, there would be a “pre-clearance” requirement to make it harder for states to impose restrictions on abortion providers, including waiting periods and “imposing medically unnecessary doctor supervision requirements.” Her plan would also make any changes to abortion laws unenforceable until the Justice Department certifies it is in accordance with Roe v. Wade.

Never mind that the Constitution doesn’t allow the federal government to dictate what laws states can pass nor does it give the federal government authority to deep six laws it disapproves. Out of touch with reality indeed.