First, let’s make perfectly clear that — politics aside for a moment — former Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) made American history after she officially became the vice president of the United States.
However, the Washington Examiner‘s Mary Vought penned an interesting column this week in which she highlighted a number of reasons why Harris’ otherwise incredible accomplishment could soon be undermined because of her politics, citing a number of policy ideas and proposals that could actually set women back decades, if not more.
First, it’s important to remind everyone that according to USA Today, in 2019, Harris made perfectly clear that she supports the decriminalization of “sex work,” otherwise known to the rest of us as prostitution. She was asked by a radio host if the industry should be decriminalized and her answer was beyond concerning.
“I think so, I do. I think that we have to understand though that it is not as simple as that. … But when you’re talking about consenting adults, I think that yes we should really consider that we can’t criminalize consensual behavior as long as no one is being harmed,” Harris said at the time.
Vought, in her criticism of Harris, correctly pointed out that making prostitution legal would only serve to hurt women as the industry would rapidly expand both at home and internationally, which would also likely expand the even darker side of the industry, which we all know as the underground world of sex trafficking.
Another reason why Harris will likely hurt women overall is with one of the more recently controversial decisions to back the Equality Act, which would essentially lump in sexual orientation and gender identity into the Civil Rights Act, thus putting biological females at great disadvantage after biological males begin to compete in women’s sports with Congress behind them.
Just think of all of the lost scholarship opportunities, branding opportunities and so much more that otherwise outstanding female athletes could strive for if they didn’t have to worry about competing with biological males. Like it or not, there’s scientific reasoning as to why male and female sports are separated.
Last, but probably the most important issue in the big picture is Harris’ stance on abortion. Vought points out that with Harris at the helm, pro-abortion legislation will only increase, thus ending the lives of millions of unborn women. While it’s too much to go into in this article, Harris — and the Biden administration — have some pretty radical ideas on how to expand abortion all across the country.
Sure, women are celebrating now, while the election victory is still fresh, and that’s totally fine. But the months and years ahead could play out a lot differently if Harris is able to pursue even a fraction of the policies she has in mind.