VP Harris Launches Nationwide Tour for Reproductive Freedoms on 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade


Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 7, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, in Big Bend, Wis. Harris is embracing her position as the Democrats' leading champion for abortion rights in this year's election. Harris visits Wisconsin on Monday for the first in a series of nationwide events focused on abortion, which remains politically potent almost two years since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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“51 years ago today, for nearly half a century, Americans relied on the freedoms protected by Roe. However, 19 months ago, the highest court in our land took a constitutional right from the people of America, from the women of America. And now on the 51st anniversary of Roe, we speak of it in the past tense.”

That was Vice President Kamala Harris kicking off her nationwide Fight for Reproductive Freedoms tour with a speech in Wisconsin. She affirmed what the Biden administration is doing to protect abortion rights.

“Joe Biden and I are fighting in court to protect women’s access to medication and emergency care. We strengthened the patient privacy protection so that medical records stay between a woman and her doctor, and we are protecting the right of women to travel for abortion care. But the bottom line is, to truly protect reproductive freedoms, we must restore the protections of Roe.”

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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