VP Harris removes the right to life from the Declaration of Independence

Vice President Kamala Harris says that she and President Joe Biden are “fighting back” and “will win” the battle for “reproductive health care.” 

“Reproductive health care,” of course, is code for abortion access.

Harris spent Sunday making a push for providing abortion access to women.

That’s because, as the White House put it, it “would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Background

Roe is the landmark abortion case in which the U.S. Supreme Court, back in January of 1973, discovered that the U.S. Constitution contains an unwritten right to terminate a pregnancy by having an abortion.

Roe was overturned by the current U.S. Supreme Court during the summer of 2022 in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. 

In Dobbs, the justices make it clear that, in overturning Roe, they are not banning abortions but are returning the controversial issue of abortion back to the people through their state legislators.

This, however, isn’t the way Harris and the Biden administration see things. In their view, the justices of the Supreme Court took away women’s “reproductive rights.” And so, on Sunday, in commemoration of the now-overturned Roe case, Harris vowed, on behalf of the Biden administration to win those “reproductive rights” back for women.

Harris tweeted:

Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion is now banned in more than a dozen states. Extremists in state legislatures are calling for more restrictions as Congressional Republicans push a national ban. This must stop. @POTUS and I are fighting back—and we will win.

What about the right to life?

As part of her push for abortion access, Harris, on Sunday, gave a speech in Tallassee, Florida. And, according to Fox News, in that speech, Harris made a key omission from the Declaration of Independence, which she quoted.

Harris said:

We collectively believe and know, America is a promise … It is a promise of freedom and liberty. Not just some, but for all. A promise we made in the Declaration of Independence, that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Be clear, these rights were not bestowed upon us, they belong to us as Americans.

Harris, conspicuously, omitted the “right to life” from the Declaration. It wasn’t a mistake, either.

She repeated it in multiple Twitter messages. Harris, for example, tweeted:

The fight for reproductive rights is a fight for freedom and liberty. To extremist so-called leaders everywhere, let me be clear: we are not giving up this fight. And we will win.

It’s safe to assume from this that, to Harris and the Biden administration, a woman’s “right to liberty” – that is to say, a woman’s so-called right to terminate a pregnancy by an abortion – trumps the unborn baby’s “right to life.”