Harris Omits 'Right to Life' When Quoting the Declaration of Independence to Defend Abortion

Brittany M. Hughes | January 22, 2023
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Vice President and abortion apologist Kamala Harris invoked the Declaration of Independence in her impassioned defense of infanticide Sunday, on what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade had it not been correctly struck down by the Supreme Court last summer (and only after nearly 64 million infants had been brutally murdered due to nationwide abortion access).

But in her speech paraphrasing the Founders to prop up her support for poisoning and dismembering infants, Harris rather pointedly left out a key phrase that would have pulled the rug out from under her entire false premise: "the right to life."

“America is a promise. It is a promise of freedom and liberty. Not for some, but for all,” Harris began. “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,” she rambled on.

Actually, no – on two points.

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The Declaration of Independence promised nothing, but rather declared the pre-existing fact that all men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights – the first and most paramount of which is the right to life, which Harris conveniently omits. But without first having the right to life, no other subsequent rights matter. After all, what good is the right to pursue happiness if you’re not alive to do so?

Secondly, these rights do not belong to just “us,” or to Americans, for that matter. They are inherent to all persons, and no government - British, American, or otherwise - can grant or strip them. It was this basic fact that the founders were explicitly declaring: that these rights are incontrovertible; a government can choose to recognize them or it can violate them, but the rights exist regardless. They belong to all human beings by virtue of their having been created by God, a group which includes unborn persons who possess from the moment of conception their own unique, unrepeatable DNA, and who are scientifically provable living human beings in their own right.

Every unborn, but still fully human, person has the right to life, as granted by God Almighty. Period. And neither Kamala Harris' personal opinion or political grandstanding changes that.