(RepublicanWire.org) – On Sunday, Kamala Harris gave a speech in Tallahassee, Florida over abortion where she quoted the Declaration of Independence but left out the part of the document that said Americans have a right to life.
On the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the now-reversed landmark Supreme Court case that established a federal right to abortion, Harris attacked Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican lawmakers whom she called “extremists,” for protecting the rights of unborn children.
At the beginning of her speech, Harris quoted the Declaration of Independence — but omitted the right to “life.”
“We are here together because we collectively believe and know, America is a promise, America is a promise – it is a promise of freedom and liberty,” Harris said. “Not for some, but for all. A promise that we made in the Declaration of Independence that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
The opening of the Declaration of Independence declares:
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.
Later in her speech, Harris suggested that Americans cannot “truly be free” without legalized abortion. Never mind the Constitution and its Bill of Rights.
Moreover, Harris used her speech to demand that Congress pass legislation codifying “reproductive rights” (i.e., abortion), conflating “reproductive rights” with “freedom and liberty.” Harris promised that President Joe Biden would promptly sign into law any such legislation.
Harris announced that the Biden administration planned to further extend ways to provide abortion pills to those who seek them.
However, that is unlikely to happen because Republicans now control a majority in the House.
On Sunday, Biden signed a presidential memorandum to protect nationwide access to abortion medication. The memorandum does not usurp states that have outlawed such medication, but directs the government to explore protecting it.