After a leaked draft opinion confirmed the Supreme Court docket poised to overturn the landmark abortion protections of Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris stated it was “time to struggle for ladies.”
In a press release on Wednesday — a day after Politico first reported (and the Supreme Court docket later confirmed) the draft opinion — Harris wrote that “opponents of Roe wish to punish girls and take away their rights to make selections about their very own our bodies.”
“Republican legislators in states throughout the nation are weaponizing using the legislation towards girls,” the vice chairman stated, warning that not solely the suitable to abortion however the “proper to privateness” for all Individuals could be “weakened” if the bulk opinion leaked within the draft have been to carry.
“That is the time to struggle for ladies and for our nation with every little thing we now have,” Harris stated.
It’s price noting that the draft resolution will not be remaining and that abortion stays authorized in all 50 states for now.
“We all know that our most weak communities will bear the disproportionate brunt of any resolution to limit and deny entry to abortion care—notably Black, brown, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+ and low-income folks,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) stated in a press release that referred to as for codifying abortion protections in federal legislation. “We should legislate as if our lives depend upon it, as a result of they do.”