'Knows absolutely nothing': Kamala Harris trolled for saying abortion not linked with faith
'There's nothing about this issue that will require anyone to abandon their faith or change their faith,' the VP said
Vice President Kamala Harris has made headlines once again for saying there's no conflict between one's individual religious beliefs and support for abortion rights. This comes amidst reports that cited leaked documents to say the Supreme Court was about to strike down the landmark Roe v Wade decision, which could curtail abortion rights across the country. Harris, a Baptist with a multi-faith family background, said that decisions on abortion should be taken by the individual and "not the government."
Harris said, "For those of us of faith, I think that we agree, many of us, that there's nothing about this issue that will require anyone to abandon their faith or change their faith. It's simply saying that the government should not have the ability to decide what an individual does with her own body -- let her make that decision with her pastor or her rabbi, or whoever she consults. But it should not be the government making that decision." The VP's mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris was a Hindu immigrant from India. Gopalan married Jamaican-American economist Donald Harris, and Kamala was raised attending a Baptist church in Oakland, California.
Harris' husband Doug Emhoff is Jewish, making him the first Jewish spouse of a vice predisent. Moreover, the VP has never shied away from the fact that she regularly attends church and is a practising Christian. Previously, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reported to have said something along the same lines. Pelosi said, "Whatever I agree with the Pope on is not necessarily what public policy should be in the United States as people make their own judgements, honor their own responsibilities, attend to the needs of their families. Let me just say this. A woman has a right to choose to live up to her responsibility. It's up to her, her doctor, her family, her husband, her significant other and her God." But after all the support, some people didn't take lightly the VP's comment.
Kamala Harris: "There's nothing about [abortion] that will require anyone to abandon their faith or change their faith.” pic.twitter.com/q1omg7TMvU— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) June 18, 2022
Internet reacts to Kamala Harris' comments on abortion rights
In the coming weeks, Supreme Court is expected to issue a defining ruling that could hand regulations of abortion back over to the states. However, the leak of the draft resulted in a huge backlash as it voted to strike down the landmark Roe v Wade decision as revealed by Politico. Now, people are questioning whether Harris knows anything about abortion. One user said, "Just goes to show that she knows absolutely nothing about anything…." Another user said, "When did she get a theology degree?"
One user said, "Murdering people shows a hatred of others, abortion is child sacrifice, you have to hate those children to think they are “better off dead”, you might be, they are not. Affirm life and personal responsibility." Another user wrote, "If the faith is the murder of innocent babies then abortion should work for Kamala Harris." One user tweeted, "Until God changes the Commandment "Thou Shalt Not Murder", I will still consider it wrong to kill innocent human life." Another user said, "KH needs to study the world's religions cuz she is lacking needed information ... or is she failing at changing tge narrativr badly..."
Just goes to show that she knows absolutely nothing about anything….— nico wurzer (@nicow86452535) June 18, 2022
When did she get a theology degee?— Patricia Brenner (@Patrici60203033) June 18, 2022
Until God changes the Commandment "Thou Shalt Not Murder", I will still consider it wrong to kill innocent human life.— PatrioticCatholicwithDogs1776 (@TradPatriot) June 18, 2022
KH needs to study the world's religions cuz she is lacking needed information ... or is she failing at changing tge narrativr badly...— beetsme (@akratiri) June 18, 2022