Kamala Harris emerges as top abortion voice, warns of more fallout
By TOI Team June 27, 2022 Update on : June 27, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris will speak with CNN, on Monday for the first time since the US Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade last week.
Many people were offended by Kamala Harris’ tweets advocating for abortion rights after the Supreme Court repealed Roe v Wade. “After the historic 1973 verdict was overturned, the vice president moved to Twitter to remark, I know there are ladies out there who are terrified. To all of you who are feeling alone and afraid, please know that the President and I are fighting for you and your rights. We’re all in this together.”
Following Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process in 2018, then California Sen. Kamala Harris questioned if the judge believed women’s rights to privacy extended to the decision to have an abortion. Kavanaugh did not respond.
With Justice Kavanaugh now a member of the court ruling that voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the senator now vice president, Harris is warned that the court’s decision might result in some of the same much further privacy restrictions she cautioned of during those hearing.
Harris has spent recent weeks raising the alarm that overturning Roe might set a precedent for additional limits on everything from contraception and in vitro fertilization to homosexual marriage and the ability to vote.
The conversation also comes while the Biden administration deals with a slew of other serious domestic and international concerns. President Joe Biden is in Europe for the G7 conference, where leaders are debating growing expenses caused in part by Russia’s assault of Ukraine earlier this year.
Both Harris and Joe Biden have presided over a country grieving from a string of terrible shootings in recent months, while also trying to improve gun control legislation. The President signed the first major federal gun safety legislation enacted in decades this week, marking a huge bipartisan victory on one of Washington’s most divisive policy problems.