Kamala Harris on Roe Overturn: Republicans 'Claiming Ownership over Humans’ Bodies'
'This is very problematic on so many levels'
Vice President Kamala Harris compared the Supreme Court's decision to overrule Roe vs Wade to slavery.
During an appearance at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Saturday said the SCOTUS decision was an example of “trying to claim ownership over human bodies.”
“We’ve had a history in this country of government trying to claim ownership over human bodies."
"And we had supposedly evolved from that time and that way of thinking," she said.
"So this is very problematic on so many levels.”
“This is a serious matter,” Harris further told the crowd.
“It requires all of us to speak up, to speak out, and to be active.”
As The Daily Mail reported:
At least 26 states are now set to enact partial or total bans on abortion, with Democrat-run areas offering to act as 'sanctuaries' for women from states where bans have been imposed to come and receive free terminations.
On June 24, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 striking down a historic ruling that has been upheld for nearly a half a century, permitting abortions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy in the United States.
Now, states have the authority to ban or restrict abortions.
Some states have already proceeded with plans to do so, including Florida, Indiana, Montana, Nebraska, Georgia, Iowa and South Carolina, while other state officials are attempting to reestablish the right to the procedure.
Elsewhere during the appearance, Harris called Joe Biden the ‘Vice President.'
Kamala Harris talks about the days after the 2020 election when she was staying in Delaware so she "could be near the vice president-elect" pic.twitter.com/ut3KgcBZIW— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 3, 2022
She also seemed to find it hilarious that Americans can’t afford gas now:
Kamala Harris laughs at Americans struggling to afford gas pic.twitter.com/8YxtGsMZI2— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 3, 2022