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Joe Biden Chooses Senator Kamala Harris as His Running Mate, National Right to Life Documents Her 0% Pro-life Voting Record

Aug 11, 2020 | 2020 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON—Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden today announced that Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) would be his vice-presidential running mate. By picking Senator Harris, Joe Biden has reaffirmed his commitment to abortion on demand at any time for any reason and paid for by taxpayers. Kamala Harris is the poster child for the extreme pro-abortion position of the Democratic Party.

As a U.S. senator, Kamala Harris has a 0% rating from the National Right to Life Committee. By contrast, Sen. Harris’ abortion extremism earned her a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America.

“Sen. Harris supports a policy of abortion on demand at any time, any where, and under any circumstances,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Sadly, both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris see the lives of precious unborn babies as expendable. Joe Biden could not have picked a more extreme pro-abortion running mate.”

Tobias added, “Sen. Harris is so extreme on abortion she opposes even the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to protect unborn children from abortion after 20 weeks, when they are capable of feeling excruciating pain during dismemberment or other late abortion methods.”

In her response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 29th decision in June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo where the justices overturned a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, Sen. Harris said, “While the Court reached the right result today, we must nonetheless keep up the fight to protect access to abortion.”

Sen. Harris also co-sponsored the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act,” known to pro-lifers as the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act.” As a candidate for president, Harris announced a broad platform that would require states that have a history of passing pro-life laws to seek preclearance from the Justice Department before they could enact any new pro-life laws that would impact abortion on demand. Under her plan, any new pro-life laws would be considered unenforceable without preclearance from the Justice Department.

When Sen. Harris won her Senate seat, she was praised by the then-Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. Richards said, “Kamala Harris is a staunch advocate for women’s health and rights. She ran proudly on an agenda to expand access to reproductive health care…”

Following today’s announcement, Planned Parenthood Action Fund tweeted, “Throughout her entire career, @KamalaHarris has been a steadfast champion for reproductive rights…”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.