The vice president expressed her intention to engage with individuals across the nation, irrespective of background or political affiliation, emphasizing the shared belief that personal faith or convictions should not be compromised when discussing government intervention in reproductive choices.
“In our country right now, there are women having miscarriages in toilets. There are women who cannot afford to go to a state that will allow them access to the health care they need, who are suffering,” Harris passionately stated.
Describing the choice as “binary,” Harris spoke about the stark contrast between those, including President Joe Biden and herself, advocating for women’s autonomy and fundamental freedoms, and those seeking a national ban, even for survivors of rape or incest. She underscored the importance of trust in women’s decision-making and vowed to protect their rights.
Despite President Biden’s current low approval ratings and trailing hypothetical match-ups against Trump, Democrats believe that abortion rights could mobilize voters, especially given the enthusiasm among Democratic voters in recent elections.
Harris also addressed recent comments made by former President Trump about immigrants, characterizing them as divisive and dehumanizing.
As the reproductive freedoms tour takes shape, Vice President Kamala Harris aims to rally support and underscore the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to protecting women’s rights and choices, setting the stage for a pivotal election year.