Kamala omitted right to life when she quoted the Declaration of Independence in abortion speech

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Kamala Harris went to Tallahassee, Florida to deliver a speech on the 50-year-anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision on Roe v Wade. She quoted the Declaration of Independence but she left out an important part – the right to life.


This year’s anniversary is the first since the Supreme Court ruled on the Dobbs decision which sent abortion back to the states. States now set their abortion laws, not the federal government. The Supreme Court ruling didn’t outlaw abortion, as the Democrats usually imply, it simply took the issue out of federal control and sent it back to the states, as it was before the Roe v Wade decision.

“We collectively believe and know, America is a promise … It is a promise of freedom and liberty,” Harris said. “Not just some, but for all. A promise we made in the Declaration of Independence, is 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.”

She conveniently left out the right to life. It was not an accident. This is how pro-abortion people think. She also said our rights are “not bestowed upon us” when we believe they are bestowed upon us by God, not the federal government. Democrats worship the federal government, as Kamala proves in her wrong-headed speech. The Biden administration is the most pro-abortion administration ever.

She should know the real quote. She probably does. It doesn’t fit the narrative, so she just omitted it. The Declaration of Independence says that Americans are endowed with the right to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” the Declaration of Independence reads, according to the National Archives.


Why did Kamala go all the way to Florida to deliver her speech? Why not go to New York or Philadelphia or do it in Washington? She went to Florida because it was a political decision. She’s ramping up for the 2024 presidential election. After hiding in Biden’s shadow last year, she is suddenly getting puff pieces written about her and how now is her time to shine as vice president. That’s an interesting take, given the fact that she has done very little, and certainly nothing of note in her time as vice president.

She did what she and Biden always do when they deliver speeches – she slammed Republicans.

“Republicans in Congress are now calling for a nationwide abortion ban,” Harris said. “Some even from the moment of conception, the right of every woman in every state in this country to make decisions about her own body is on the line. And I’ve said it before, and I will say it again. How dare they!”

She was referring to Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) bill to ban abortions nationwide at 15 weeks of pregnancy. A majority of Americans support legal abortion but with restrictions. Democrats who want abortion up until the time of delivery are out of step with most Americans. Yet, Joe Biden and Kamala persist.

Kamala’s burning question was whether or not Americans are truly free without unrestricted abortion. How dare they!

“America is the land of the free and the home of the brave,” she said. “But let us ask, can we truly be free if a woman cannot make decisions about her own body? Can we truly be free if the doctor cannot care for her patients? Can we truly be free if families cannot make intimate decisions about the course of their own line? And can we truly be free if so-called leaders claim to be, quote — I quote, ‘on the vanguard of freedom,’ while they dare to restrict the rights of the American people and attack the very foundations of freedom?”


As I mentioned above, going to Florida was a political decision. She knows that Governor DeSantis is rumored to be considering a run for president. Abortion in Florida is currently legal until the 15th week of gestation. Florida is a bright red state now, thanks to Governor DeSantis. Kamala’s speech was as much a campaign speech as it was a speech to note the 50th anniversary of Roe v Wade. Democrats plan to make abortion a central part of their campaign, as they did in the midterm elections. They had success with it and gained support from independent voters and suburban women. Democrats paint Republicans as extremists for supporting limits on abortion.

After the Supreme Court decision in June, Biden delegated the issue of abortion to Kamala. He made her his abortion czar. It is the one assignment she has embraced. She frequently travels to make speeches to promote abortion rights. During her speech, she said that Biden will sign a presidential memorandum that includes actions aimed at protecting access to abortion medication.

The president’s memorandum, which the White House released later Sunday, includes actions aimed at protecting legal access to medication abortion as well as safeguarding patient safety and security.

It directs Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, in consultation with Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, to consider new guidance to support patients, providers and pharmacies nationwide who wish to have access to mifepristone, the abortion pill.

“Members of our Cabinet and our administration are now directed to identify barriers to access and recommend actions to make sure that: doctors can legally prescribe, that pharmacies can dispense and that women can secure safe and effective medication,” Harris said in a speech in Tallahassee, Florida.


The FDA finalized a rule change this month that increases availability of abortion pills. It allows women to get prescriptions by telehealth consultation with health professionals and get the pills though the mail.

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David Strom 8:00 PM | April 16, 2024