Kamala Harris asserted again this week that it’s ok for Christians to support the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
The Democrat leader has been meeting with abortion activists all across the country in recent months as the Biden administration works to thwart pro-life efforts to save unborn babies from abortion now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. In recent weeks especially, Harris has been trying to make a religious argument for abortion.
During a meeting Wednesday in Connecticut, Harris said the idea that the government should not restrict abortions is a “basic” belief that everyone can support, Fox News reports.
“One does not have to abandon their faith or their beliefs to agree that the government should not be making that decision for her,” she said. “It’s literally that basic.”
The matter of abortion and religious beliefs came up when U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Connecticut, read a question about it from the audience, according to the report.
“What would you say to someone who understands why abortion should be a personal decision between a pregnant person and whomever else they decide to include in the conversation, but believes they can’t reconcile it with their faith?” Hayes asked.
Harris replied: “That’s such an important point to raise. It is her choice and it should be her choice to make, if she chooses a consultation with a loved one, with a healthcare provider, with her faith leader.”
Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson also attended the meeting.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Director of Faith Communications Andrew Brennan condemned Harris’ remarks in an email to LifeNews.
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“Harris and Biden Democrats are once again ignoring the everyday issues Americans care about so they can promote abortion extremism. In 34 days Democrats will learn for themselves just how unpopular their radical agenda of unlimited, gender-selective, taxpayer-funded abortion on-demand really is,” he said.
In September, Harris made a similar comment during a meeting with abortion activists in Chicago. There, she told Illinois residents, “It bares noting, one does not have to give up their faith or religious beliefs to agree that the government should not be making that decision for her.” She also mentioned abortion during a speech to the National Baptist Convention in Houston, Texas, which about 2,000 pastors and church leaders attended, The Houston Chronicle reports.
In June, Harris met a small group of Christian, Jewish and Islamic leaders to discuss ways to “protect reproductive rights” in anticipation that the Supreme Court would overturn Roe.
“You all … have done extraordinary work, in particular of these last few years, to remind folks that they are not alone, that we are in this together, that there is a higher purpose, and that we should be guided by all that we know — that that gives us a chance of shining a light in the midst of dark moments and dark days,” she said at the time.
Most Christians, however, believe that the end of Roe is bringing about a better future for America.
The 1973 ruling forced states to legalize abortion on demand, leading to the deaths of more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers. Now, states may protect unborn babies from abortion again; 15 already have done so and eight more are fighting in court to enforce their pro-life laws. As a result, tens of thousands of babies are being saved from violent abortion deaths.
And it is primarily Christians who are providing support and encouragement to families in need – although pro-lifers of other faiths and no faith are doing this, too. Through pregnancy centers, maternity homes and other charities, Christians across the U.S. are providing baby supplies, housing, financial assistance, parenting classes and more to help millions of mothers and babies thrive.
The Biden administration’s position on abortion is radical and out of touch with most Americans. Polls consistently show that a strong majority of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions and support strong limits on abortion, especially after the first trimester. LifeNews highlighted 14 recent polls here.