People are sharing photos of their children at 20 weeks gestation after a tweet from Sen. Kamala Harris in 2018 resurfaced, in which she advocated against a ban on abortions past 20 weeks.
We must keep fighting to defend and expand on the progress made for women’s rights and reproductive health, not pass a 20-week abortion ban. Add your name if you agree: https://t.co/Q0wquwR68y
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 27, 2018
Many people tweeted photos and sonograms of their children at 2o weeks old gestation or earlier, denouncing Harris’s pro-abortion platform and call for a ban.
This is my son at 20 weeks old. He is fully human. Fearfully and wonderfully made. His life’s value is not dependent on the fact that he is wanted. It is set in the truth that he is alive and deserves the life God gave Him. https://t.co/hkDXHiVUtk pic.twitter.com/hcBxwVotMy
— daniel hayworth (@Dhayworth22) August 24, 2020
Here's my perfectly formed son at 19 weeks.
— Elizabeth McCauley (@etmccauley) August 24, 2020
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) August 24, 2020
Others shared photos of babies prematurely born around 20 weeks, fully developed and alive.
— Live Action (@LiveAction) August 24, 2020
This is 19 weeks, does this look like a lump of blood, a lifeless or inanimate object?
I bet you wouldn't be here if ur parents support or did this EVIL you're advocating for.
America(world) under your watch would be more pervert than it already is. Thank God it wouldn't happen. https://t.co/iqxkhRxSbp pic.twitter.com/E1BQPKzT5m
— Joshua Oluwatobiloba SHITTU (@mercyseat001) August 23, 2020
Harris is a longtime pro-abortion activist with a long congressional record supporting the movement. She voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and was a co-sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, which allows abortions without bans. Harris has also notably called for Congress to pass a law affirming the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973.
Harris even received an informal endorsement from Planned Parenthood Action on Twitter.
We've seen the consequences of Donald Trump and Mike Pence's terrible leadership. We need leaders who will fight to protect and expand our repro rights. We need @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. https://t.co/pG4qNo1Bhe #WeDecide2020 pic.twitter.com/qCuiGz027m
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) August 19, 2020
She also has a 100 percent rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America, a pro-abortion activism group.
While Biden has not been as active as Harris in abortion activism, he said that his presidential platform includes ending the Hyde Amendment, which blocks federal funding of abortions as well as ensuring “safe, legal access to abortion by establishing nationwide protections for abortion that would stand even if Roe v. Wade were overturned by the Supreme Court.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, at 20 weeks, babies in the womb have all of their body parts and become more active in the womb by “regularly sleeping and waking” and becoming “awakened by noises or your movements.” Scientific research also shows that babies can feel pain very early in the womb, suggesting that an abortion would cause immense physical harm and suffering to the baby before death if performed.