‘Religious scholar’ Kamala Harris says abortion does not ‘require anyone to abandon their faith’

Vice President Kamala Harris doesn’t appear to understand why those with strong religious convictions tend to harbor great distaste for abortion.

After she landed at Dulles International Airport on Friday, she was asked a series of questions by reporters, including one about the Supreme Court potentially repealing Roe v. Wade.

In response, Harris said she’s been convening constitutional scholars and faith leaders to discuss the effect of a repeal.

While talking about the latter group of people, she suddenly issued a remark suggesting that “there’s nothing” about abortion that ought to trouble those with faith.


“I’ve convened faith leaders. And, you know, for those of us of faith, I think that we — we agree, many of us, that there’s nothing about this issue that will require anyone to abandon their faith or change their faith,” she said.

“It’s simply saying that the government should not have the ability to decide what an individual does with her own body. Let her make that decision with her pastor or her rabbi or whoever she consults. But it should not be the government making that decision.”

The remark left many confused.

For one, the most prominent religion in the United States is Christianity, and the tenets of Christianity strongly suggest abortion is a form of murder.

“Simply put, abortion is murder. It is the killing of a human being who is created in the image of God because he values human life,” according to Christianity.com.

As proof, the site points to Psalm 139, in which King David illustrates that “the value God puts on life … even when life begins.”

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be,” the psalm reads.

Of course, none of this would apply personally to Harris if perhaps she wasn’t a Christian herself.

But Harris “grew up attending services at a Black Baptist church and a Hindu temple,” according to Women’s Health magazine, and she was in fact sworn into office on her family Bible.

“Recognizing the different views on abortion among its members, the American Baptist Churches’ General Board encourages women and couples considering the procedure ‘to seek spiritual counsel as they prayerfully and conscientiously consider their decision.’ Though the board opposes abortion ‘as a primary means of birth control,’ it does not condemn abortion outright,” according to the Pew Research Center.

As for Hinduism, it’s staunchly opposed to abortion.

“Unless a mother’s health is at risk, traditional Hindu teachings condemn abortion because it is thought to violate the religion’s teachings of nonviolence. The general value system of Hinduism teaches that the correct course of action in any given situation is the one that causes the least harm to those involved,” according to Pew.

In fairness to Harris, she’s no religious scholar. Though on the other hand, it may behoove her to stop acting like she is one …

The same with President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, both of whom have issued similar declarations about how it’s somehow perfectly OK to support abortion even if you hold strong religious beliefs.

Pelosi most recently made headlines when her pastor, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, announced that he would bar her from receiving Holy Communion unless she relinquished her staunchly pro-abortion views.

Pelosi ultimately refused, prompting Cordileone to make the ban official late last month. While the move triggered backlash from the left, numerous other religious leaders wound up standing up in Cordileone’s defense.


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