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Kamala Claims Roe v. Wade a ‘Slippery Slope’

Vice President Kamala Harris claimed Thursday that if the Supreme Court grants states the opportunity to decide how to handle the procedure then it “opens the door” to “restricting” other rights like gay marriage and the use of contraception.

Harris’ remarks ahead of a virtual meeting with abortion providers came in anticipation of a Supreme Court ruling that could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 decision which granted some federal protections for abortion.

“We gather today to talk about Roe v. Wade — a decision that has protected a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body,” Harris said, speaking at the event before members of the press left the area. “For nearly half a century this decision has been in existence.”

Earlier this month, a leaked draft opinion that was penned in February by Justice Samuel Alito signaled that the federal protections for abortion granted under Roe v. Wade could soon be overturned, giving states the right to make the decision on how to handle the procedure — and whether to permit it — within their borders.
 
“We learned that the United States Supreme Court is poised to strike down Roe,” Harris said. “If they do, it will be the first time in the last 50 years, at least, that the Court has recognized a constitutional right only to take it away.”

“So this, when and if it happens, will be an extreme step backward, and it represents a threat not just to women, but to all Americans,” Harris added, claiming that the right to privacy basis for the Roe ruling is the same basis that “protects the right to use contraception and the right to marry the person you love, including a person of the same sex.”

“Overturning Roe opens the door to restricting those rights,” she said. “It would be a direct assault on the fundamental right to self-determination, to live and love without interference from the government. At its core, this is about our future as a nation, about whether we live in a country where the government can interfere in personal decisions. This is about our future.”

Continuing, Harris, who said at the event that she has spent her “entire career” fighting for the safety and well-being of women, said the “decision will have real and immediate effects on women around our country.”

“The power a woman has to make decisions about her own body, I believe, is directly connected to her power to make decisions about her future,” she said.

Participants for Thursday evening’s event with Harris included Dr. Rebecca Taub, an OB/GYN practicing in California, Oklahoma, and Kansas; Dr. Bhavik Kumar, an OB/GYN with Planned Parenthood practicing in Texas; Dr. Colleen McNicholas, chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, Missouri; and Helen Weems, a registered nurse and founding director of All Families Healthcare in Montana.

Harris, a longtime advocate of abortion protections, previously met with abortion providers in September 2021 to discuss the impact of Texas’ S.B. 8. As California attorney general, she signed onto multiple amici briefs to defend abortion access.

The vice president reacted strongly when Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed that Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in the Dobbs case striking down Roe was genuine. Although the draft dates back to February, and it does not represent the current or final opinion of the Court, Harris declared that “the rights of all Americans are at risk.”

“Roe ensures a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion,” Harris said. “It also, at its root, protects the fundamental right to privacy. What is clear is that opponents of Roe want to punish women and take away their rights to make decisions about their own bodies. Republican legislators in states across the country are weaponizing the use of the law against women.”

The vice president argued that “if the right to privacy is weakened, every person could face a future in which the government can potentially interfere in the personal decisions you make about your life. This is the time to fight for women and for our country with everything we have.”

In Dec. 2021, Harris predicted that “women will die” if Roe is overturned.

Original Article: Harris claims overturning Roe v. Wade ‘opens the door to restricting’ other rights like gay marriage | Fox News

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  1. Nothing this intellectually stunted individual spouts off about should be a surprise to anyone with the cognitive ability of a field mouse , she is without a doubt the most blatantly ignorant person to ever hold the office of VPOUS in at least 100 years minimum. This twit was the perfect person to have as back up for the countries current prevaricating, plagiarizing senile old man who is supposedly capable of overseeing the nations well being on all levels, both of them do not possess enough cognitive ability to operate a lemonade stand and make a profit !!!!

  2. Roe v. Wade has nothing to do with woman’s body. It’s about taking power away from the states. Overturning it is about giving rights back to the states.

    End of story

  3. Gee I guess that means Harris doesn’t support Obamacare, because Obamacare does exactly what she says the Republicans will do.

  4. Look Heels Up Harris! ALL of these things should be left to the states, as is spelled out by the 10th Amendment:

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

  5. The Constitution is clear! The 10th Amendment to the Constitution states as follows: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

  6. Don’t believe in individual state laws. All laws should be same in entire USA. Plus universal health care and no break or social security for rich people

    • Are you just goofin’ on us ,,,,or are you some NWO marxist lackey that belongs i=face sown in a dumpster?

      If you are not kidding, you must a product of the commie teachers union that kind of skipped over civics, especially with regard to the Constitution.

      And while I got you on the phone. —– “Next we will have states outlawing “gay” marriages” Ohhh I hope so,

      Let We the People decide what we want in the state we live in and let the left coast fall in the ocean. If we wanted to live like the commies we would mover there.

  7. This just confirms the fact the she is totally clueless as VP, and what exactly Roe vs Wade is and how it was written as well as the outcome if it is indeed reversed…

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