VIDEO: Kamala Says Court’s Abortion Ruling Is Like Slavery

Kamala Harris

( – Vice President Kamala Harris compared the recent anti-abortion ruling of the United States Supreme Court and slavery, claiming that the American government tried to “own” human bodies in both cases.

Speaking at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, Harris was commenting on the recent Supreme Court decision which overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion on the federal level.

With its new decision made in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court made abortion once again a state-level issue and not a “constitutional right” as claimed by the left, paving the way for at least 26 states to introduce full or partial abortion bans.

In her comments before the audience in New Orleans, Harris expressed her anger over the anti-abortion ruling and repeated the leftist talking point that abortion stems from a woman’s “right to control her body.”

While she didn’t mention the word “slavery,” she hinted strongly that, in her view, an abortion ban is just like slavery.

“We have to recognize we’re a nation that was founded on certain principles that are — that are grounded in the concept of freedom and liberty,” Harris stated, as cited by The Daily Mail.

“We also know that we’ve had a history in this country of government trying to claim ownership over human bodies. And we had supposedly evolved from that time and that way of thinking. So this is very problematic on so many levels,” she declared.

The Vice President argued further that “this is a serious matter” and called upon abortionists to “speak up, to speak out, and to be active.”

Harris’ public appearance in New Orleans was marked by a gaffe in which the name of the state of Louisiana was spelled wrong – “Lousiana” – in huge block letters on a banner that served as a background to the Vice President’s conversation with the host, actress Keke Palmer.

It remains unclear whether it was Kamala Harris’ team or the festival organizers responsible for the spelling mistake. Still, neither the Vice President nor her host seemed to have noticed it – or they didn’t show it if they had.

Here is the video of Harris: