Kamala Harris on overturning Roe v. Wade: ‘I mean this: Women will die’

Vice President Kamala Harris is facing heavy pushback after she declared this week that “women will die” if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

As Fox News notes, a number of pro-life activists say the evidence simply doesn’t support Harris’ sinister claim.

“It is a fact”

Harris made the assertion during an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle that was published on Sunday.

“I don’t mean to sound alarmist. I mean this: Women will die,” she said, according to reports.

“Women will die. In particular, women who don’t have economic resources and can’t then travel to places or somehow have access to safe reproductive health care, including abortion,” the vice president insisted. “And it is not an extreme statement — it is a fact.”

Harris’ comments were prompted by the Supreme Court’s decision to hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case focuses on a Mississippi law that bars abortion after 15 weeks gestation and has the potential to result in Roe being overturned.

“Society does not need abortion”

Harris’ contention was countered by Mary Szoch, who serves as director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council.

“Vice President Harris’s statement that ‘women will die’ if Roe is overturned relies heavily on the lie that abortion is safe and necessary for women,” Szoch said in a statement to Fox News.

“She fails to acknowledge that the United States has one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the developed world, while having the most liberal abortion laws in the world,” Szoch added.

Texas Right to Life media director Kimberlyn Schwartz spoke up as well, telling Fox News: “Pro-abortion doomsday predictions like that from Kamala Harris fall flat in light of Texas’s success in ending nearly all abortions.”

She added: “We protected pre-born children from 85-90 percent of abortions since September 1 with the Texas Heartbeat Act and have proven that society does not need abortion.”

Historical records don’t appear to support the idea that mass death will result if abortion is outlawed. Data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that a total of 39 women died from illegal abortions the year before Roe was decided, while another 24 died from legal ones.

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