Monday, March 18, 2024

Harris Lectures Conservatives After Abortion Clinic Visit--But "Reproductive Health Care" Fools No One

Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

In her visit to an abortion clinic last Thursday---the first ever by a sitting US president or vice president--, Vice President Kamala Harris had a few choice words for the baby-saving pro-life side. At the same time, the national media predictably chose to fawn over the Leftist Democrat. 

But their words fooled no one. Everyone knows "reproductive health care" means killing unwanted unborn babies.

Since Old Testament times, people have been disposing of unwanted children---born and unborn, and God has been condemning the act.

Now, in the age of secular humanism and so-called "progressivism," we have found a way to veil the truth. To make the practice a little more normal, even noble, simply call it something else, like "women's health care."

Be informed, not misled.

Kamala the Trailblazer

Harris took the Biden/Harris presidential campaign to Minneapolis, where she toured a Planned Parenthood abortuary before making remarks to reporters.

This is the first visit to an abortion shop by a sitting president or vice president in the history of our nation.

“In states around our country,” she said, “extremists have proposed and passed laws that have denied women access to reproductive health care.”

That accusation was an Orwellian-like comment since “extremists” refer to abortion opponents who know an abortion – “reproductive health care” – ends a human life that was growing in the mother’s womb.

Harris went on to complain that state laws have forced abortion clinics to close their doors, which is preventing women from addressing their “health needs,” referring to a fetus-terminating abortion.

Reacting to the visit, pro-life activist Christina Bennett summed up the views of many pro-life Americans in a “Washington Watch” interview.

“I would ask her, does 60 million dead babies count as a crisis? Does 20 million dead African-American children, since Roe v Wade in 1973, count as a crisis?” asked Bennett, who is black and is alive today because her mother didn’t go through with an abortion.

The media is still slobbering over the "historic" visit.

Media Research Council researched how the "regime media," what they now call the media, reported the visit. 

With the notable exception of NBC Nightly News, the evening network newscasts fell over themselves to promote the historic nature of Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to a Minnesota Planned Parenthood clinic- the first of its kind by a sitting president or vice president. The exuberance at the executive cosigning of the continued slaughter of the unborn was quite palpable.

Of these, the most exuberant is, as expected, ABC. Here’s a segment from correspondent Rachel Scott’s report- a master class in Biden apple-polishing:

National Public Radio (NPR) reported, "Harris said she made the visit to draw attention to the 'very serious health crisis' facing women who live in states that placed new restrictions on abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022."

"We who have the ability to have a bouquet of microphones in front of us, as I do — I take on, then, the responsibility of uplifting these stories," Harris told reporters.

Inside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Saint Paul, Harris met with Dr. Sarah Traxler, the chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood North Central States. The clinic was open during her visit, but reporters were kept in the lobby.

"I am a proud abortion provider," Traxler told reporters after the tour, calling the vice president's visit a "historic moment."

"Since Roe was overturned, I've cared for patients from everywhere," Traxler said, noting women have come from states as far away as Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida and Wyoming.

Afterward, Harris emphasized to reporters that the facility provides health care for women. "It is absolutely about health care and reproductive health care. So everyone get ready for the language: 'uterus,'" Harris said. "That part of the body needs a lot of medical care from time to time."

Actually, it's more about the upcoming election than it is about a "uterus."

Democrats see abortion as a winning issue in the November election.

Harris’ stop in Minnesota is the latest in a series of events she has had around the country, highlighting abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision and painting pro-life Americans as “extremists.”

The White House announced Harris’s “Fight for Reproductive Freedoms Tour" in December, and Harris has since visited Wisconsin, California, Georgia, Michigan, and Arizona.

What does the Bible say about abortion?

Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knows us before He forms us in the womb. Psalm 139:13–16 speaks of God’s active role in our creation and formation in the womb. Exodus 21:22–25 prescribes the same penalty—death—for someone who causes the death of a baby in the womb as for someone who commits murder. This law and its punishment clearly indicate that God considers a baby in the womb to be just as much a human being as a full-grown adult. For the Christian, abortion is not a matter of a woman’s right to choose to have a baby. The baby is already present and living. Abortion is a matter of the life or death of a human being made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26–27; 9:6).

What does the Bible say about abortion? Simply put, abortion is murder. It is the killing of a human being created in the image of God.

A common argument against the Christian stance on abortion is “What about cases of rape and/or incest?” As emotionally difficult as it would be to face a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, is the murder of a baby the solution? Two wrongs do not make a right. Intentionally killing the unborn child is not the answer. Also, keep in mind that having an abortion is itself a traumatic experience. It seems nonsensical to add an additional trauma to the woman. Too, abortion can be a means of rapists covering up their crimes. For example, if a minor is molested and becomes pregnant and then is taken to have an abortion, the molestation could continue without penalty. Abortion will never erase the pain of rape or incest, but it very well may add to it.

A child who is conceived through rape or incest is made in the image of God the same as any other human. That child’s life should be protected just as much as the life of any other human being. The circumstances of conception never determine the worth of a person or that person’s future.

 The baby in this situation is completely innocent and should not be punished for the evil act of his or her father. Depending on the situation, the mother might choose to raise the child. If she does not already have a community of support, she can turn to many organizations and local churches prepared to walk alongside her. Or she might place the child for adoption. There are many families, some unable to have children on their own, who stand ready to receive and love a child from any background.

It’s also important to keep in mind that abortions due to rape or incest account for a very small percentage of total abortions: only 1 percent of abortions can be traced to cases of rape or incest (Torres and Forrest, cited by Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health and the Alan Guttmacher Institute in An Overview of Abortion in the United States.

The overwhelming majority of abortions performed today involve women who simply do not want to have a baby. Just 2 percent of abortions are for the reason of rape, incest, or the mother’s life being at risk. Even in these more difficult 2 percent of instances, abortion should never be the first option. The life of a human being in the womb is worth every effort to preserve.


For those who have had an abortion, remember that the sin of abortion is no less forgivable than any other sin. Through faith in Christ, all sins can be forgiven (John 3:16; Romans 8:1; Colossians 1:14).

A woman who has had an abortion, a man who has encouraged an abortion, and a doctor who has performed an abortion—all can be forgiven by faith in Jesus Christ.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.