The same week which saw US president Joe Biden visit Knock in an internationally well-publicised visit, his sidekick, Kamala Harris, launched a blistering attack on pro-life policies as an attack on women and an attack on America itself.
The vice president’s remarks came as a response to the recent Texas ruling which halted the FDA’s approval for the mifepristone pill, one of the two pills involved in procuring a chemical abortion. Speaking at a rally of “little more than 100 people” in Los Angeles, Harris denounced the ruling as part of a process launched by “so-called extremist leaders” and an attack on democracy.
She also took aim at the US Supreme Court, the highest legal authority in America, to accuse its justices of “taking a constitutional right that has been recognised from the people of America.” President Biden has also been a staunch opponent of the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v Wade, acknowledging the reality that the US Constitution does not include a right to abortion. Harris’ charged rhetoric is a clear statement of the Biden Administration’s pro-abortion agenda, something which was largely glossed over during his recent visit to Ireland.
The “hastily assembled” protest in Los Angeles which attracted a “moderate” crowd, according to the Associated Press, is part of a series of protests launched by pro-abortion groups in cities across the US in protest at the recent Texas ruling. At another rally in New York City, demonstrators “stood behind a sign with a four-letter expletive directed at Texas”.