Kamala Harris Tries to Compare Abortion to Slavery during Speech at NAACP National Convention

Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris tried to compare abortion restrictions to slavery during a speech at a left-wing convention.

Harris told the crowd at the 113th NAACP national convention that she is not happy with “extremist” Republican leaders.

“We must recognize there are those who are fighting to drag us backward,” Harris said of GOP lawmakers.

“Extremist so-called leaders who are attempting to undermine our democracy and assault our most fundamental freedoms.

“The freedom to be safe from gun violence, the freedom to make decisions about our own bodies, and the freedom to vote.

“No matter how many times they push us back, we will continue to march forward.

“Freedom, liberty, and democracy are on the ballot this fall.

“And we need to make sure that our voices are heard.”

Harris told the NAACP to “continue to build coalitions of Americans of all ages and races and backgrounds” before saying “our freedoms are all connected.”

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She continued:

“To support a woman’s ability, not her government but her, to make that decision does not require anyone to abandon their faith or their beliefs.

“It just requires us to agree the government shouldn’t be making that decision for her,” she said.

“You know, NAACP, that our country has a history of claiming ownership over human bodies.”

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From The Hill:

Harris didn’t single out specific officials or states, but she alluded to Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as well as voting restrictions put in place by GOP-controlled state legislatures. 

Harris linked the two, calling the right to vote “the freedom that unlocks all others.”

She lambasted efforts underway in some states to restrict a woman’s ability to have an abortion, arguing that the government should not have a say in a woman’s personal health care decisions.

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David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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