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Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris participate in the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, UT, Oct. 7, 2020.C-Span / Video screen grab

October 8, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Kamala Harris wants you to know that she and Joe Biden are very, very into science. During last night’s vice-presidential debate, she made it a central plank in the Harris-Biden platform: “Joe believes in science. I’ll tell you something, Susan, I served, when I first got to the Senate, on the committee that’s responsible for the environment. Did you know this administration took the word ‘science’ off the website? And then took the words ‘climate change’ off the website? We have seen a pattern in this administration which is that they don’t believe in science.”

Got that? Joe Biden and Kamala Harris believe in science. Donald Trump and Mike Pence do not. In fact, whoever runs Joe Biden’s Twitter profile is constantly tweeting about believing science and why science is important. The point Biden and Harris are trying to make, of course, is that Trump and Pence are so unbelievably stupid and stuck in the Dark Ages that they don’t even believe in the basic mechanism humans use to understand reality. That, we are told, is incredibly alarming.

But Harris’s support for science suddenly vanished when it came time to address the issue of abortion. In the discussion about Amy Coney Barrett and the Supreme Court, Harris noted that both she and Joe Biden are firmly dedicated to the promotion of feticide: “I will always fight for a woman’s right to make a decision over her own body. It should be her decision, not that of Donald Trump or Mike Pence.”

It must be noted here that during the abortion procedure, it is not the body of the woman being aborted. Abortion is a procedure that targets a different body entirely, the body of the pre-born child within the womb of his or her mother. Scientifically speaking, Harris is arguing that it should be a right to end the life of a living, unique, whole human being. This is not a matter of debate, either—at least, not among scientists. As Steve Jacobs noted recently in Quillette, 96% of 5,577 biologists surveyed “affirmed the view that human life begins at fertilization.” 

It is not controversial to say that life begins at fertilization. Again, scientifically speaking, that is. Harris may be unaware of this fact (and considering how enthused she and Biden are about science, someone really should fill her in), but it has real implications for her worldview. After all, if science tells us when life begins, and she supports a procedure that would chemically poison, physically dismember, or brutally decapitate those vulnerable human beings (and on the taxpayer’s dime), surely this is something that should be discussed. If we believe in science, that is. Which she has assured us she does.

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PETITION UPDATE (9/26/2020):

With President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are closer than we have been in decades to seeing Roe vs. Wade overturned.

We now encourage the Senate to confirm Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Judge Barrett has a fantastic track recond on sanctity of life issues, has seven children, and is a devout believer. She is the perfect remedy for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's radical pro-abortionism.

Please READ the full story here: 'BREAKING: Trump nominates Catholic mom of 7 Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court'

And then, please SIGN this petition telling the High Court that it's now time to end the activist Roe vs. Wade judgment. Thank you!


PETITION UPDATE (6/29/2020):

In a decision which has imperiled more abortion-minded women, sentenced more preborn to death, and upset pro-lifers across the nation,the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law requiring basic medical precautions in the event of abortion complications, with Chief Justice John Roberts reversing his own past decision to uphold a similar Texas law.

Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, which held that the Louisiana law was unconstitutional for the simple fact that it was “almost word-for-word identical” to the Texas one the court already struck down in 2016.

In his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that he had “joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today however is not whether Whole Woman’s Health was right or wrong, but whether to adhere to it in deciding the present case.”

We call on the Supreme Court to stop supporting the culture of death and overturn Roe vs Wade, now.

PETITION UPDATE (1/20/2020):

Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., this coming Friday, January 24th, for the March for Life. They will be praying for an end to Roe vs Wade, as the Supreme Court will hear a crucial, abortion-related case later this year in March. United our voices can change the course of history. Sign this petition TODAY! (LEARN MORE BELOW)


In advance of the Supreme Court's hearing arguments in an important abortion case later this year in March, 207 U.S. Senators and Representatives have signed amicus briefs supporting a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby an abortion center.

Some of these supporting briefs also suggest that now is the time to reconsider Roe vs Wade as sound law.

Please SIGN this petition, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs Wade.


More than 60 million Americans have been slaughtered in their mother's wombs as a result of Roe v. Wade. This activist, unconstitutional ruling in 1973 has left countless women emotionally and psychologically scarred. 

It was believed by many that Roe would be overturned in 1992 with Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Despite having eight Republican-appointed judges at the time, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold it. 

Since then, major gains have been made in the fight for life, and many lives have been saved. 

However, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land, leaving millions of defenseless pre-born children vulnerable to murder.

According to a 2016 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of aborted babies are African American, despite black women only making up six percent of the U.S. population. 19% of aborted babies are Hispanic.

We thus again call on the court to do everything they can to end Roe vs Wade.

Now is the time for pro-lifers to join together and ensure that all of God's children have a right to life.

Roe v. Wade must come to an end!


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Just last week, Kamala Harris offered her condolences to Chrissy Teigen and John Legend on the loss of their son at 20 weeks, noting that she and her husband were “deeply sorry for your loss.” This is completely appropriate: After all, they had just tragically lost their son. But then, at a debate where she affirmed her belief in science, she suddenly adopted unscientific and euphemistic language that flies directly in the face of her very recent acknowledgment of the humanity of children in the womb. What happened to following the facts?

Because here they are: Scientists agree on when human life begins. We now have the unprecedented capacity to look within the womb. We can see the human being growing there. We can perform surgeries on children in the womb. We can watch them suck their thumbs, respond to sound and touch, and even wave their arms and legs. And when an abortion happens, that child must be physically destroyed before he or she can be suctioned or pulled from the womb. Those are the facts. 

The fact that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to acknowledge them will be deadly for millions of pre-born children. 

Jonathon’s new podcast, The Van Maren Show, is dedicated to telling the stories of the pro-life and pro-family movement. In his latest episode, he interviews Marjorie Dannenfelser from the Susan B. Anthony List who tells Van Maren that this election is crucial for the pro-life movement. Dannenfelser warns listeners that if the Democrats win, it will have a generational impact, as the left will fight to take away the core principles of our nation's founding.

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.