This article is an opinion piece from Bill Lockwood. Catch American Liberty with Bill Lockwood weekly at 11 a.m. Saturdays on NewsTalk 1290.

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It is difficult to imagine that our governmental leaders of the Democratic Party can be so wickedly anti-God, but they are. Consider how they frame the so-called “right to abortion.” Vice President Kamala Harris delivered remarks on January 23 “bemoaning the overturn of Roe v. Wade on what would have been the ruling’s 50th anniversary …”

As reported by LifeSiteNewsshe asserted that “[A] promise we made in the Declaration of Independence that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Be clear. These rights were not bestowed upon us. They belong to us as Americans.”

Harris lamented that Roe “expanded rights which then advanced the cause of freedom and liberty” by “recognizing the fundamental constitutional right of a woman to make decisions about her own body — not the government.” But the Dobbs decision last June “took away that constitutional right — a fundamental right, a basic freedom — from the people of America.”

What of Harris’ Abortion View?

Setting aside Harris’ several red herrings, such as an anecdote of a 10-year-old rape victim which she included, or the story of a Texas woman who “almost died” because of stringent abortion laws -- both cases which she misrepresented, consider the following.

First, Harris noticeably left out the reference to God in the Declaration of Independence. She quotes that “we are endowed” with rights. But people are not simply “endowed” with a right to liberty and happiness. Whence this “endowment?" Endowed by government? That’s the manner in which the Democratic Party likes to think of it.

Omitting “God” from the fundamental declaration framed by our Founding Fathers is habitual with Democrats. President Joe Biden himself, in March of 2020, tried to quote the Declaration. Here is his mangled version. “We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women are created, by, … the, you know, you know the thing!”

Next, Harris turns around and says “these rights” (liberty and happiness) are “not bestowed upon us” — they belong to us as Americans.

Well, which is it? Endowed (gifted by another); or not? Confusion on the face of the deep.

The truth is, all rights are gifted to us by God — and the role of the government is to protect these rights. Thus, the Constitution is a grant, by the people, to the government, of certain abilities to protect our God-given rights which we cannot protect without forming a society.

This simple bedrock truth is lost to the Democratic Party because it consistently denies the role of God in the founding of America.

Further, Harris thinks “rights” belong to us because we “are Americans.” Wrong again. The Declaration highlights that rights belong to humans because we are humans and are created in God’s image.

Second, from one egregious blunder to another, Harris stumbles again. She supposes that the Roe abortion decision of 1973 “expanded rights” of women by “recognizing the fundamental constitutional right of a woman to make decisions about her own body — not the government.”

Where was this demand that a woman has a right “to make decisions about her own body” during the draconian governmental mandates that required all employees of government to “take the jab?” But this is digression.

As pointed out by LifeSiteNews, “long-settled biological criteria and mainstream medical textbooks recognize that a living human being, structurally and genetically distinct from his or her mother, is created upon fertilization and is present throughout the entirety of pregnancy. This is not in serious dispute” by science at all, in spite of overwhelming support for terminating life in the womb (abortion) by the Democratic Party.

Not only is the Democratic Party anti-science, but illogical. The issue has not to do with a “woman’s right to choose” but is a child’s right to survive and be protected by the same government — even in the womb. One person has not the right to terminate the life of another person.

Unless Democrats are willing to grapple with the issue of whether or not there is human life in the womb, there is really no rational discussion with them about abortion.

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