In her recent speech on abortion, Vice President Kamala Harris left out the most fundamental of rights: the right to life. Her omission has sparked outrage from conservatives, who have long argued that the Declaration of Independence is the foundation of the American government and should be respected and upheld. In a speech delivered in support of the Biden administration’s proposed abortion legislation, Harris declared: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights.” She went on to list the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness but omitted the right to life. Fox News contributor Joe Concha weighed in on the matter, saying, “The Declaration of Independence is the foundation of our government and must be respected and upheld. To omit such a fundamental right from the founding document is beyond comprehension.” [tweet_embed] January 23, 2023[/tweet_embed] In a statement issued by the White House, Harris attempted to clarify her remarks, saying, “I was referencing the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, which does not explicitly mention a right to life. But I recognize that the right to life is fundamental to our nation’s founding principles, and I regret any confusion this may have caused.” However, many conservatives remain unconvinced that Harris was simply referencing the preamble, arguing that her omission was intentional. The Post Millennial’s editor-at-large, Libby Emmons, noted that Harris’ remarks “were not an accident, but a deliberate omission.” She went on to criticize the Vice President’s “selective quoting,” arguing that it showed a “disregard for the fundamental rights of the unborn” and a “disturbing lack of respect for the Declaration of Independence.” The omission of the right to life from Harris’ speech particularly concerns in light of the Biden administration’s proposed abortion legislation, which seeks to codify and expand access to abortion. This proposed legislation has been widely criticized by conservatives, who argue that it would lead to an increase in abortions and further erode the nation’s founding principles. In his remarks on the matter, Joe Concha argued, “The Biden administration’s proposed abortion legislation sends a clear message: the lives of the unborn are expendable.