The Vice President Visits an Abortion Clinic — And the People Yawn?

By Jerry Newcombe Published on March 22, 2024

For more than 50 years, the Left has promoted abortion in America. But last week we saw something new in this battle. For the first time ever, a sitting vice president actually visited a facility where preborn babies are systematically killed.

While touring a Planned Parenthood facility in St. Paul, Minnesota, Kamala Harris said laws restricting abortion in other states are “immoral.” She also said abortion and religious commitment are compatible with each other: “One does not have to abandon their faith or deeply held beliefs to agree that the government should not be telling women what to do with their body.”

The left, including Harris, call abortion “health care for women.” Health care? Health care is about healing, not taking life. These are not blobs of tissue. These are preborn babies.

What Pro-Life Leaders Said

Several pro-life leaders spoke out afterward. 

▪ Gary Bauer, founding president of Our American Values, wrote: “Politicians of both parties have long tried to show how loving they are by kissing the babies handed to them by proud parents on the campaign trail. Biden and Harris prefer going to places where babies go to die.”

▪ Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser said: “Kamala Harris has spent her whole career in the pocket of Big Abortion. When brave citizen journalists exposed Planned Parenthood’s selling of baby body parts, then-Attorney General Harris prosecuted the whistleblowers. The corruption continues as the Biden-Harris DOJ throws nonviolent pro-life activists in prison.”

Dannenfelser added, “Nearly 70% of women who’ve had an abortion say it was unwanted, coerced or inconsistent with their own values and preferences.”

▪ Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, told me: “Sadly, I can’t think of a more appropriate place for Kamala Harris to appear than an abortion facility. The Biden-Harris administration is devoted to aborting every unborn child they can — especially the children of the poor. Harris seems to take offense at the idea that a poor woman might embrace her right to motherhood. She couldn’t care less that most of those mothers turn to abortion only in desperation, not as a free ‘choice.’ That’s why faithful Christians need to show up at abortion centers themselves, to offer compassionate help to the mothers Harris won’t listen to and to mourn for the precious children she has turned her back on.”

▪ Father Frank Pavone, founder of Priests for Life, said, “First of all, the pro-life side is doing better at showing solidarity with their base. Years ago, under the Trump administration, [Mike Pence] visited a pregnancy center. Secondly, Harris didn’t get the full experience at Planned Parenthood. Did they show her the forceps that rip the baby’s arms and legs off? Better yet, did they show her the arms and legs that have to be reassembled in the tray? Did they even describe the abortion procedure to her? The Democrats are pretending. If they want to bring abortion forward as an election issue, then talk about abortion and show voters what it is. That’s actually the last thing they want to do.”

Pro-Abortionists Should Know What They are Advocating For

I believe anyone who supports abortion should at least be knowledgeable about how the procedures are actually performed, including in the first trimester. It’s a bloody mess.

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As to later-term abortions, actor Kevin Sorbo has voiced a five-minute video called “The Procedure” explaining what actually happens. It’s unconscionable that Harris and others not only push this, but celebrate it. 

Life is a gift. When the founders wrote our nation’s birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, they said the Creator has endowed us with certain inalienable rights and among these are the right to life. For more than half a century, abortion has been at war with the right to life in America.

The presidency and vice presidency are bully pulpits. Too bad they use their powerful influence to promote death.


Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., is the executive director of the Providence Forum, an outreach of D. James Kennedy Ministries, where Jerry also serves as senior producer and an on-air contributor. He has written or cowritten 33 books, including George Washington’s Sacred Fire (with Providence Forum founder Peter Lillback, Ph.D.) and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (with D. James Kennedy, Ph.D.).

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