Everyone loves babies, don't they? Kamala Harris says she does, but in reality she does not.
On January 28, 2019, Harris was asked in a CNN town hall meeting about the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut where innocent young students were gunned down. She took the occasion to blast those who don't endorse stricter gun laws, saying, "I think somebody should have required all those members of Congress to go in a room, in a locked room, no press, nobody else, and look at the autopsy photographs of those babies. (My emphasis.) And then vote your conscience."
In February 2018, Harris spoke about the Parkland shooting where innocent young people were gunned down. "We cannot tolerate a society and live in a country with any level of pride when our babies are being slaughtered." (My italic.)
Harris shows great compassion but has her facts wrong. The Free Dictionary defines "baby" as “(a) A very young child; an infant; (b) an unborn child; a fetus.” The Newtown students killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School were young, but they were not babies. Parkland was a high school; teenagers, not babies, go to high school.
Some may say Harris is so sincere in her commitment to the well being of young people that she regards as babies everyone from an unborn baby to an adolescent. But they would be wrong.
A year ago, on January 26, 2018, she tweeted the following: "The GOP has scheduled a vote on a 20-week abortion ban on Monday. Add your name to demand Congress votes down this immoral bill."
Harris can't be more clear than that. It is immoral to save the life of babies beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Some experts say that an unborn child can feel pain at 8 weeks. Others disagree. But no one maintains that a third trimester baby cannot feel pain. They are the ones that Harris does not want to protect.
I would like to make Harris a wager.
I will find her a congressman who supports the NRA "to go to a room, in a locked room, no press, nobody else, and look at the autopsy photographs" of students killed in the Newtown shooting if she agrees "to go in a room, in a locked room, no press, nobody else," and look at the sonogram pictures of babies subjected to third trimester abortions. I will also send her a vomit bag.
If Harris is the face of the new Democratic Party—the Democratic governors of New York and Virginia support infanticide—God help the little ones.
Bill Donohue is President and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. He was awarded his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and is the author of seven books and many articles.