Vice President Kamala Harris – Christian Faith Expert?
(UnitedVoice.com) – It seems that some pro-choice politicians will say almost anything to justify abortions. For decades, the Left’s central argument supporting the practice that most people of faith call tragic was that a woman has a right to decide what she does with her body. Still, pro-life advocates, many of whom are religious, said that once life began in the womb, the government had a responsibility to protect it.
As the Supreme Court prepares to announce its decision as to whether it will uphold Roe v. Wade, amend it, or abolish it, the Left is growing anxious and weary. In May, someone leaked a first draft proposal of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s potential majority decision that would overturn Roe and send the abortion issue to the states under the 10th and 14th Amendments of the US Constitution. In the wake of the revelation, radical abortion proponents began protesting at conservative Justices’ homes. Now, Vice President Kamala Harris is making a wrinkle in the Left’s argument to which many Conservatives and people in the faith community may take exception.
Vice President Says Supporting Abortion Doesn’t Challenge Faith
On Friday, June 17, the Vice President took time to talk with the press after arriving at Dulles International Airport on Air Force Two. Speaking alongside the VP’s plane, reporters asked Harris about abortion. She asked abortion rights activist groups to remain patient and wait until the court publicly renders its final decision regarding Roe.
Harris added that over the last several weeks, she’d spoken with numerous constitutional scholars and leaders in the faith community. Then, she stated that there isn’t anything about abortion that would make a religious person abandon their faith or change them. The vice president noted that if the court criminalizes abortion — which is not the decision the Supreme Court is making — it will harm a woman’s right to decide what she does with her own body.
The vice president further stated that if the court ends abortion, it could risk one’s right to contraception and same-sex marriage. Yet, no reporter followed up to ask how Harris arrived at those conclusions.
People of Faith May Take Exception to Harris’ Statement
Over the last month, religious leaders have firmly stood for pro-life measures. In early June, the Catholic Bishop overseeing San Francisco banned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her public support and advocacy of abortion. He determined that the Speaker was outside of the church’s official teachings and that, as such, she was in a state of sin and no longer qualified to partake of Communion until she admits her sin and promises to change her viewpoints.
After Harris’s statement on Friday, several Conservatives jumped in to express their dismay at the vice president’s statement. Arkansas State Rep. Aaron Pilkington (R) tweeted that Harris’ statement was incorrect.
Kamala Harris is wrong. To Support abortion is to stand oppose to Christian Faith. Just ask any Bishop or Priest https://t.co/hYBE1qwobO
— Rep. Aaron Pilkington (@pilkingtonforar) June 18, 2022
Author and speaker Stephen Mansfield tweeted that the vice president was either wrong or misguided. In addition, conservative Constitutional lawyer Jenna Ellis said that the liberal elites want to misguide Americans about faith in a God they don’t even follow.
Kamala: "There's Nothing About [Abortion] That Will Require Anyone To Abandon Their Faith"
The elites now want to tell you what the God they don’t believe in requires of you, just to promote their disgusting political agenda. 🤡🤡🤡https://t.co/zsvbNcrkV9
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) June 18, 2022
So, you decide. Did Harris’s statement defy common sense and logic?
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