By Micaiah Bilger
Kamala Harris held another meeting to promote abortions Monday at the White House, this time with college presidents from across the country.
Harris has made expanding the killing of unborn babies in abortions a key goal of her powerful position, meeting regularly with abortion activists and pro-abortion lawmakers as well as traveling to purple states to promote pro-abortion candidates.
On Monday, she and eight college presidents met privately to discuss ways to promote abortions on campus now that Roe v. Wade is gone, according to Inside Higher Ed. In their view, female students need to be able to abort their unborn babies to be healthy and successful.
“These leaders are leading at an extraordinary time for many reasons,” Harris said in a statement before the meeting. “They are building the future of our nation to meet the challenges of the moment, but we are also doing that in the context of a decision by the United States Supreme Court to take a constitutional right that had been recognized from the people of America, from the women of America.”
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Supreme Court ruled that abortion is not a constitutional right and states may protect unborn babies’ right to life. Prior to the ruling, hundreds of female scholars and professionals told the high court in a brief that they did not need to abort their unborn children to succeed.
But Harris and the college presidents believe otherwise. Carmen Twillie Ambar, president of Oberlin College in Ohio, said the abortion ruling created another obstacle for young women and men seeking higher education.
“Young men and women are facing mounting challenges to secure a quality academic experience and educational experience,” Ambar said, according to Inside Higher Ed. “… The Dobbs decision dramatically worsens this reality. It disproportionately impacts women with lesser means, who are more often than not women of color and it limits basic access to quality health care oftentimes provided by organizations that are committed to reproductive rights.”
Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education, who also attended the meeting, told Inside Higher Ed that they discussed ways colleges can promote “accurate information” about abortion on campus.
“… so that students, faculty and staff would know sort of what services are available under the law, what services are not, and to be able to get good information out quickly especially with the beginning of the school year upon us,” Mitchell said.
There was no mention about providing information or expanding support for students who choose to parent. The focus was solely on promoting abortions — a biased agenda and not simply “information.”
The group also discussed how some medical schools may have to stop abortion training programs and medical student residents may not be able to do abortions in certain states, the report continues.
Howard Gillman, chancellor of the University of California at Irvine, said they also brought up concerns about state pro-life laws that prohibit “aiding and abetting” an abortion.
“We are very worried about the existing legal protections for our out-of-state patients and especially for our out-of-state students who use our student health facilities …” he said, according to the report.
Others who attended included Glenda Glover, president of Tennessee State University; Audrey Bilger, president of Reed College; Roberta Cordano, president of Gallaudet University; Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University; Philip Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College; and Félix Matos Rodriguez, the chancellor of the City University of New York, according to the report.
Harris and President Joe Biden want to take America back to 1973 when Roe v. Wade forced states to legalize abortions for any reason up to viability and allowed states to legalize abortion on demand up to birth. They have been urging Congress to pass legislation that also would force taxpayers to pay for abortions nationwide, allow sex-selection abortions, and eliminate parental consent and informed consent laws.
Rather than trying to find common ground by supporting abortion limits that most Americans agree on, such as bans on late-term and taxpayer-funded abortions, Harris and the Biden administration have been drumming up division and pushing extreme pro-abortion policies that even many Democrat voters oppose.
Polls consistently find that Americans support parental consent for minors, oppose taxpayer funding for abortions and support legal protections for unborn babies, especially after the first trimester.