Vice President Kamala Harris visited Houston this week to speak to the National Baptist Convention, one of the nation’s largest Black organizations, to promote abortion.
Before a crowd of thousands, Harris spoke about growing up in a Baptist church, at 23rd Avenue Church of God in Oakland. “Through the darkness, faith and our faith reminds us that we are not alone,” she said. “Faith teaches us that a brighter future is always ahead and we must keep moving forward to realize that future and to move forward, simply put, I also learned and we all know: Faith requires action. So I was raised to live my faith. Marching for civil rights, my parents pushed me in a stroller.”
She further explained that putting her faith into action is what ultimately led her to become the vice president, and said that faith guides her work every day. Yet while she spoke about faith, she also promoted abortion to her fellow Baptists.
“As extremists work to take away the freedom of women to make decisions about their own bodies, faith leaders are taking a stand, knowing one does not have to abandon their faith or deeply held religious beliefs to agree that a woman should have the ability to make decisions about her own body and not have her government tell her what to do, and she will choose, in consultation with her pastor or her priest, or a doctor and her loved ones, but the government should not be making that decision,” she said.