Vice President Kamala Harris has expressed some controversial opinions related to abortion in the past, including her claim that Americans of faith need not violate their values in order to support a woman’s decision to end a developing human life in the womb.
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She has made that specious argument multiple times since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision establishing federal abortion rights.
“It is her choice, and it should be her choice to make, if she chooses a consultation with a loved one, with a health care provider, with her faith leader,” Harris said in October. “One does not have to abandon their faith or their beliefs to agree that the government should not be making that decision for her. It’s literally that basic.”
Of course, Harris joined virtually every other Democratic leader in their zealous belief that the government should be able to make health decisions for citizens when it came to an experimental vaccine for COVID-19.
Nevertheless, she continually insists that abortion should be beyond the scope of government intervention and recently took the position even further to insist that mothers should be allowed to abort pregnancies even after their unborn babies reach the point of viability.
In a recent interview with a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, news outlet on Thursday, the vice president responded to reporter Charles Benson’s question about the state’s post-Roe restriction on abortion.
“So, my question for you is, what is your position on protecting reproductive rights while those and others are saying they want some protection as well for fetus viability?” he asked.
Harris began by echoing her prior claims that “one does not have to abandon their faith or deeply held beliefs to agree that the government should not be telling women what to do with their body,” insisting that a woman “should be able to make that decision, if she chooses, with her pastor, her priest, her rabbi, whomever.”
From there, she offered what appeared to be blanket support for abortion at any point during a pregnancy.
“I think we all have to step up and say that we need to have leaders lead by having some level of compassion and understanding that they should trust women to make decisions that are in their best interest and that they, women, are in the best position to know what is in their own best interest,” Harris said. “It’s that simple.”
Benson sought to clarify, asking her if she believed there should be “no laws” limiting access to abortion.
“It’s not about saying that,” she replied. “It is about saying that we need to, first of all, codify and put back into place the protections of Roe v. Wade. That is what we are fighting for. And when Congress does that, the president will sign it.”