During an interview with ABC News, Kamala Harris made false claims suggesting that state pro-life laws are endangering women’s lives. She stated that pregnant women who experienced miscarriages and other medical emergencies were denied healthcare due to these laws.
Harris shared the story of a woman who allegedly suffered a miscarriage and was denied care at an emergency room due to a state abortion ban, without specifying which state. She claimed that the woman was only granted care when she contracted sepsis. Harris used this anecdote to emphasize the real-time suffering caused by pro-life laws and proposed a federal bill that would force states to legalize abortion on demand.
Contrary to Harris’ claims, pro-life laws do not ban miscarriage care or medical treatments to save pregnant mothers’ lives, such as in the case of ectopic pregnancies. Dr. Patti Giebink, a pro-life physician in South Dakota, clarified that doctors in pro-life states are not penalized when it comes to preserving the life of the mother. The Charlotte Lozier Institute also conducted research and concluded that state pro-life laws protect both the mother and the baby.
Several doctors have accused abortion advocates, like Harris, of prioritizing their pro-abortion agenda over the lives of women and babies. In a trial in Malta, a woman claimed that doctors put her life at risk by refusing to perform an abortion. However, the doctors testified that there was no danger to her life, highlighting that no mother has been lost in Malta due to complications from Prudente’s condition.
Ultimately, Harris’ claims about pro-life laws disregarding women’s health and safety have been refuted by medical professionals and research, casting doubt on the accuracy of her statements.