AUSTIN, Texas – Residents and visitors to the Lone Star State weighed in on Vice President Kamala Harris by omitting the right to life while paraphrasing the Declaration of Independence during a Sunday speech promoting access to abortion .
“It’s shocking. Personally, I consider it anti-God sentiment,” Barbara, from North Dakota, told Fox News. “Kamala Harris omits ‘life’, which means that children have no right to life.”
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But Nicholas, of Waco, disagreed.
“It was probably something that was unintentional,” he told Fox News. “Because I usually forget something I’m supposed to say. It can happen to anyone.”
During Harris’ speech in Tallahassee, Florida, which marked the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the vice president has criticized Republicans and pro-life legislation. Since the Supreme Court overturned last summer’s landmark ruling, 13 states have banned most abortions, while five others have set limits after a certain number of weeks.
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Melina, of Waco, said she believes Harris chose to exclude the word “life” by paraphrasing the historical passage.
“I think it was intentional,” she told Fox News. “I’m pretty sure she didn’t mean it: life.”
But Robert, an Austin resident, wasn’t so sure.
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“We don’t know anyone’s intentions to do anything,” he told Fox News. “If she meant to, I guess it’s taboo, you know?” It’s very awful.
In his speech, Harris said, “We are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” But the full quote the VP is referring to also lists life as an inalienable right.
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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” reads the statement. of independence.
“It could have been a slip. It could have been on purpose. I don’t know,” Bleu, of Austin, told Fox News.
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