Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Tells Kamala Harris: You’re Wrong, Abortion Isn’t Health Care

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 25, 2021   |   11:40AM   |   Washington, DC

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee corrected Vice President Kamala Harris about abortion over the weekend, telling her that killing a baby in the womb is not health care.

The exchange happened Friday on Twitter on the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that forced states to legalize abortion on demand, Fox 17 Nashville reports. Since 1973, more than 62.5 million unborn babies have been aborted.

Harris, a radical pro-abortion Democrat, celebrated the ruling in a statement.

“On the 48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to ensuring that everyone has access to care—including reproductive health care—no matter their income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status,” she posted on Twitter.

Shortly afterward, Lee, a pro-life Republican, corrected Harris and urged Americans to support real health care for women and babies.

“Abortion isn’t health care,” he wrote. “Join me in supporting healthcare for Tennessee women and the unborn by donating $48 to @hopeclinic today. #RoeVWade”

Hope Clinic for Women is pro-life pregnancy resource center that provides medical care and other resources to help mothers and babies.

Lee recently signed a law to prohibit abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable; however, the state cannot enforce the law because of Roe v. Wade. In 2019, Lee also signed a law to restore legal protections to unborn babies once the infamous ruling is overturned.

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Abortion does not save lives. Its very purpose is to destroy them. Last year, medical groups representing more than 30,000 doctors in America emphasized that abortions are not “essential” or “urgent.” Doctors also confirm that killing an unborn baby is not medically necessary to protect women’s health.

In the developing world, research indicates that access to basic health care, not abortion, is what really helps improve women’s lives. Common abortion complications include infections, blood clots, hemorrhaging and an incomplete abortion. Abortion risks include future preterm births, breast cancer, suicide, anxiety/depression, and death. And it is not true that abortions are safer than childbirth.

But Harris, who has close ties to the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups, is advocating for more abortions. Her record on abortion is radical and out of touch with most Americans.

Among other things, she and Biden want to overturn pro-life laws across the country by codifying Roe v. Wade into federal law. These may include common-sense restrictions such as parental consent for underage girls and bans on partial-birth abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions.

Harris and Biden also want to end the Hyde Amendment, a long-standing restriction on taxpayer funded abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs. Polls consistently show that Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.

Her record suggests she also may use her political power to persecute pro-life advocates. Infamously, when she was attorney general of California, Harris 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 recently uncovered document from the California Department of Justice document suggests Harris may have received specific instructions from the abortion chain about what to take when her office raided Daleiden’s home.