Kamala Harris again compares the ending of Roe v. Wade with slavery and tells the NAACP conference she instructed her team to create Venn diagrams on states restricting abortion and voting rights
- Kamala Harris compared the fall of Roe v. Wade with slavery in America
- Remarks came Monday at the NAACP conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey
- “We know our country has a long history of proprietary interest in human bodies”
- She continued, “Today, so-called extremist leaders are criminalizing doctors and punishing women for making healthcare decisions themselves.”
- The vice president said she asked her staff to create a Venn diagram of states with tough voter ID laws and abortion bans
- Claims there are 10 such states
Kamala Harris compared the fall of Roe v. Wade linked slavery last month during a speech before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) convention.
“We know, NAACP, that our country has a history of claiming ownership of human bodies,” said the minority and female first vice president to massive approving jeers from the Atlantic City crowd. New Jersey.
She added: “Today, so-called extremist leaders are criminalizing doctors and punishing women for making healthcare decisions themselves.”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to say Monday whether President Joe Biden agrees to comparing access to abortion to slavery.
“I haven’t seen her comments, I’d like to see her comments myself first,” Jean-Pierre said during her Monday briefing, but was interrupted by Fox News’ Peter Doocy, who read her the comments.
“I appreciate you reading out what she said, I really need to see exactly what was said and in what full context,” she added, refusing to answer the question. “I have to do that as a spokesman for the administration.”
Harris said the decision to have an abortion should be made between women and “their doctor, their pastor, their priest, their rabbi, their loved ones.” Her government doesn’t tell her what to do.”
She traveled to New Jersey on Monday to speak at the 113th NAACP National Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Vice President Kamala Harris waved her arms Monday during a speech at the NAACP national conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as she described a Venn diagram she had asked her staff to create for states that have tough voter ID laws and abortion bans to have
During the remarks, Harris compared the fall of Roe v. Wade on slavery in America last month
As she spoke, she waved her arms around to explain the definition and purpose of a Venn diagram to the crowd.
The vice president said she instructed her team to create a Venn diagram to show the voting-restricted areas as well as abortions, suggesting the overlap occurs primarily in Republican states.
“I asked my team, I said, ‘You know, do a two-topic Venn diagram, especially for me,'” she said of a conversation with her collaborators.
Harris said she has asked for the overlap of states “attacking freedom of choice and attacking women’s freedom over their own bodies.”
“There are 10 states that do both,” she said.
Following the speech, the Vice President will hold a roundtable with state legislators in New Jersey to discuss the fight for women’s reproductive rights – primarily to gain abortion.
New Jersey, a deep blue state, has legalized abortion at all stages of pregnancy.
However, thirteen other states had so-called “trigger laws” banning abortion immediately after the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade had picked up.
There are also some states that have restricted abortion, particularly regarding the timing of when it is legal to have one.
Roe v. Wade protected abortion rights at the federal level — and sent it back to the states.
The coup has sent Democrats into a flurry of claims that Republicans will next seek contraceptive rights and gay marriage.