“Vice President Kamala Harris has joined the chorus of voices insisting that the anticipated Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade will lead the way to outlawing other privacy rights like contraception and same-sex marriage,” Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said today.
“The vice president is wrong,” he said after Ms. Harris broadcast live from the White House prior to meeting with abortionists.
“As I explained in this video the Supreme Court has acknowledged multiple times that abortion is a unique act. It is sui generis, because unlike any of the other privacy rights, it involves a second life.
“The Roe v. Wade decision states, “The pregnant woman cannot be isolated in her privacy. She carries an embryo and, later, a fetus… The situation therefore is inherently different from marital intimacy, or bedroom possession of obscene material, or marriage, or procreation, or education.”
In 1980, in a decision upholding the Hyde Amendment, the Supreme Court said “Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures, because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life”
And in Planned Parenthood vs Casey in 1992, the Court said, “Abortion is a unique act. It is an act fraught with consequences for others” including “the life or potential life that is aborted.”
“VP Harris is merely catering to the abortion-hungry mob in stating that the Dobbs case will impact anything other than abortion.”
SOURCE Priests For Life
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