Pro-life Americans were jubilant late last month after the Supreme Court ruled that state governments can move to protect children in the womb.
In response, Vice President Kamala Harris recently expressed criticism of the ruling. However, her words left many observers shaking their heads.
Oddly worded declaration
According to the Washington Examiner, Harris’ statement was made during an interview Friday with CBS News correspondent Robert Costa.
Q: Did Democrats fail…to not codify Roe v. Wade over the past 5 decades?
Harris: “I think that, to be very honest with you, I do believe that we should have rightly believed what we certainly believe that certain issues are just settled.” pic.twitter.com/2yJej8N3HW
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“I think that, to be very honest with you, I do believe that we should have rightly believed what we certainly believe that certain issues are just settled,” Harris declared, adding, “Certain issues are just settled. Certain issues are just settled.”
Costa did not comment on the fact that the vice president had just used the word “believe” three times in a single sentence. However, he did push back on her suggestion that abortion is “just settled” as an issue, noting, “Clearly they’re not.”
Faith and abortion
That comment wasn’t the only remark Harris made which could give rise to confusion. She also said, “You don’t have to abandon your faith, whatever that might be, that the government should not be making that decision for a woman.”
“And so that’s why I say let women make those intimate decisions, let people make the most intimate decisions that are about what I call ‘heart and home,’ which includes contraception, which includes same-sex marriage,” Harris continued.
Despite Harris’ assertion that abortion and faith are compatible, most major religions are actually opposed to abortion.
Fox News reported in May that San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone publicly barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion due to her advocacy for abortion.
“A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others,” Cordileone was quoted as saying in a letter.
“Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion,” he insisted.