Harris Blames Trump for Abortion Restrictions on 2 Year Anniversary of Leaked Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Decision

Vice President Kamala Harris blames former President Donald Trump for current abortion restrictions, warning that Trump would push for a national abortion ban if re-elected. The Biden-Harris campaign launches a new ad featuring a Texas OB-GYN who had to leave the state for abortion care.

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VP Harris Blames Trump for Abortion Restrictions on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

VP Harris Blames Trump for Abortion Restrictions on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

On the second anniversary of the leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris is directly blaming former President Donald Trump for the current state of abortion restrictions across the nation. In a video message released on Thursday, Harris warned that if re-elected, Trump would push for a national abortion ban, contrasting his stance with President Joe Biden's pledge to sign abortion protections into law if a Democratic Congress votes to codify Roe v. Wade.

Harris emphasized the harsh reality that one in three women of reproductive age now lives in a state with an abortion ban. "Be clear: Donald Trump did this," she asserted. "He hand picked three members of the United States Supreme Court because he intended for them to overturn Roe, and they did as intended. "The Vice President's message comes as the Biden-Harris campaign launches a new ad featuring a Texas OB-GYN who had to leave the state to receive abortion care after receiving a fatal fetal diagnosis.

Why this matters: The outcome of the 2024 elections could have a profound impact on the future of abortion access in America, affecting the lives of millions of women and families. The debate over abortion rights also has broader implications for the role of government in personal healthcare decisions and the balance of power between the states and the federal government.

The ad, titled "Prosecute," directly quotes Trump's recent comments in a TIME magazine interview, where he stated that it should be up to states to decide whether to prosecute women who receive abortions. "If Donald Trump is elected, that is the end of a woman's right to choose," warns Dr. Austin Dennard in the ad. "There will be no place to turn. We could lose our rights in every state, even the ones where abortion is currently legal."

The Biden-Harris campaign's focus on abortion rights comes as Democrats hope the issue will drive voters to the polls in the November elections. Since the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion rights initiatives have prevailed every time they've been put on the ballot, even in traditionally conservative states like Kansas and Kentucky.

The 2024 election season heats up, abortion-related ballot measures are set to appear in several key battleground states, including Florida, Arizona, and Nevada. Democrats are campaigning furiously alongside these initiatives, running ads and highlighting the measures in speeches. "Momentum is on our side," declared Vice President Harris at a recent abortion rights event in Jacksonville, Florida. "Just think about it. Since Roe was overturned, every time reproductive freedom has been on the ballot, the people of America voted for freedom."

Vice President Harris is set to continue her "Fight for Reproductive Freedoms" tour, with upcoming stops planned in battleground states like Pennsylvania. Her message remains clear and unwavering: "We believe no politician should ever come between a woman and a doctor." With the stakes higher than ever, the outcome of the 2024 elections could have profound implications for the future of abortion access in America.

Key Takeaways

  • Vice President Kamala Harris blames former President Donald Trump for current abortion restrictions.
  • 1 in 3 women of reproductive age live in a state with an abortion ban, according to Harris.
  • Biden-Harris campaign launches ad featuring a Texas OB-GYN who had to leave the state for abortion care.
  • Democrats hope abortion rights will drive voters to the polls in the November elections.
  • Abortion-related ballot measures will appear in several key battleground states in 2024.