Radical pro-abortion Democrat Kamala Harris wore an all-white outfit to link herself to the early pro-life feminists Saturday in her speech claiming victory over President Donald Trump.
However, Harris, presumed to be the first female vice president of the United States, has very little in common with the suffragettes who fought for the right to vote. Unlike her, they believed in rights and justice for all human beings, not just those who are born or those whose opinions aligned with their own.
In both her speech and her dress, Harris tried to portray herself as a sister to the heroic early fighters for women’s rights. Vogue described her as wearing a “suffragette white pantsuit … connecting her election to the fight for women’s rights.”
According to the report:
Harris referenced that important milestone in her speech, paying homage to, she said, “All the women who worked to secure and protect the right to vote for over a century: One hundred years ago with the 19th Amendment, 55 years ago with the Voting Rights Act, and now, in 2020, with a new generation of women in our country who cast their ballots and continued the fight for their fundamental right to vote and be heard. Tonight, I reflect on their struggle, their determination and the strength of their vision—to see what can be unburdened by what has been—I stand on their shoulders.”
But all indications suggest suffragettes would have been disgusted by Harris’s perversion of feminism.
Harris has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record. She recently opposed legislation to protect late-term unborn babies from abortion and newborns from infanticide. In 2018, she was a vocal opponent of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain.
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“We must keep fighting to defend and expand on the progress made for women’s rights and reproductive health, not pass a 20-week abortion ban,” Harris wrote on Twitter at the time.
Her record suggests she has used her political power to persecute pro-life advocates, too. Infamously, when she was attorney general of California, Harris also raided undercover journalist David Daleiden’s home after he exposed Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts trade. According to The Federalist, Harris met six Planned Parenthood leaders just two weeks before the raid. A newly uncovered document from the California Department of Justice document suggests Harris may have received specific instructions from the abortion chain about raiding Daleiden’s home.
The first-wave feminists took the opposite position on abortion – they believed unborn babies deserve a right to life. Suffragette Alice Paul, who was instrumental in campaigning for women’s right to vote, described abortion as “the ultimate exploitation of women.”
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton also took a firm stand for unborn babies by refusing to publish ads for abortion in their newspaper, “The Revolution.” They also ran a number of articles and editorials against abortion.
And Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president of the U.S., wrote about the injustice of abortion in her feminist newspaper:
“Wives deliberately permit themselves to become pregnant of children and then, to prevent becoming mothers, as deliberately murder them while yet in their wombs. Can there be a more demoralized condition than this?… We are aware that many women attempt to excuse themselves for procuring abortions, upon the ground that it is not murder. But the fact of resort to so weak an argument only shows the more palpably that they fully realize the enormity of the crime.”
Some of America’s first female doctors, suffragette Drs. Elizabeth Blackwell and Charlotte Lozier, opposed abortion as well. Even mainstream media outlets, including the BBC, readily acknowledge that the early feminists were opposed to abortion.
Despite what they claim, pro-abortion Democrat politicians do not represent the early feminists any more than they represent women today. Their policies support destroying the lives of babies in the womb just because they are girls, allowing abortion facilities to operate unchecked by even basic medical standards, and even permitting infanticide. These views are abhorrent to most Americans, including most women.
Yet, Harris and presumed presidential winner Joe Biden would force Americans to violate their beliefs about unborn babies by forcing taxpayers to pay for their deaths. They said they would end to the Hyde Amendment, which blocks taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs. Without it, researchers estimate abortions could increase by 60,000 per year.
Biden and Harris also support Roe v. Wade and want to expand it. If elected, they said they would “codify” the abortion case into federal law to prevent states from protecting unborn babies even if the infamous ruling is overturned.
Polls consistently show that Americans support protections for unborn babies, especially at later stages of pregnancy – including women. A majority of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions as well.