For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (11 August 2020) — American Life League president Judie Brown issued the following statement regarding Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s announcement of Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate:
With the announcement of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate, we now have the most pro-abortion ticket in American history.
Lest we need reminders, this is the same Democratic Party that has been on the wrong side of every social justice question from slavery to segregation, from its support for Planned Parenthood to its support for Massive Resistance. With the nomination of Biden and Kamala Harris, it is once again on the wrong side of the babies.
Harris is well known for being the first attorney general in California history to bring charges against an undercover journalist for documenting criminal activity. She demonstrated her complete surrender to Planned Parenthood—a self-admitted racist and white supremacist organization—by being at its beck and call.
The fact that Biden would pick her shows his total submission to Planned Parenthood—the operator of the largest abortion chain in the United States.
No practicing Catholic can support this ticket. This is the same Democratic Party that booed God at the 2012 DNC in Charlotte and promises full funding for Planned Parenthood despite its history of racism and eugenics. This is the same Democratic Party that is aimed like a spear directly at the heart of the Catholic Church on questions of religious liberty and the sanctity of human life. Its intentions are clear; our Catholic bishops should be equally clear. If not, why not?
The party of Jim Crow and Margaret Sanger has no right to scold the rest of us on questions of social justice. Every sincere Catholic voice in America is raised in opposition to the most unethical ticket in American history. Otherwise they are proving to be more beholden to political religions than sacred ones.
American Life League is the nation’s oldest grassroots, Catholic, pro-life organization. Its president, Judie Brown, has led the organization since its 1979 beginning. She has served three terms on the Pontifical Academy for Life—appointed twice by Pope John Paul II and again by Pope Benedict XVI.