Kamala Harris compared pro-life laws to slavery Saturday at an event in Louisiana, ignoring how abortion activists like herself refuse to recognize that unborn babies are valuable human beings, much like the supporters of slavery did with African Americans.
Speaking at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Harris said abortion bans and slavery both deny individual liberty because they control another human being’s body, The Post Millennial reports.
“We have to recognize we’re a nation that was founded on certain principles that are grounded in the concept of freedom and liberty,” she said. “We also know that we’ve had a history in this country of government trying to claim ownership over human bodies. And we had supposedly evolved from that time and that way of thinking.”
However, the Democrat leader did not mention anything about the bodies of unborn babies who are unique, living human beings and who are aborted at a rate of nearly 1 million a year.
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Harris also criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade in June, claiming the ruling “calls into question other rights that we thought were settled,” according to the report.
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the justices overturned Roe and returned the abortion issue to the states. The majority ruling says abortion is not a constitutional right and the Dobbs decision is about abortion alone, not other rights or issues.
Like Harris, pro-life advocates also see similarities between abortion and slavery. The problem is that Harris and other abortion supporters cannot or will not acknowledge that two human beings are involved in every abortion: a mother and a child.
A baby in the womb is a unique and living human being from the moment of conception. By six weeks of pregnancy, before many women even realize they are pregnant, an unborn baby’s heart already is beating, and, by the end of the first trimester, he or she has tiny hands and feet, fingers and toes.
Abortion treats the unborn child as a non-person, a lesser human being, much like slavery did with African Americans; and dehumanizing a certain group of human beings allows for abuses against them.
For nearly 50 years, Roe forced states to legalize abortion on demand, and more than 63 million unborn babies were aborted as a result. Now, states may protect unborn babies from abortion again, and already more than a dozen are trying to do that. Their laws recognize that abortions unnecessarily and intentionally destroy human lives, and every human being is a valuable person who deserves to be protected under the law.