Harris, one day after the draft opinion on abortion, says that “women’s rights are under attack”

Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a clear message Tuesday night to protect women’s rights as she spoke to a room packed with elected pro-abortion leaders, officials and candidates from across the country, one day after the announcement.raft opinion leaked which suggested the overthrow of the Supreme Court Roe vs Wade.

Roe vs Wade in his power he protected a woman’s right, her right, to make decisions about her own body for nearly half a century, “said the vice president.” If the court overturns Roe vs Wadeit will be a direct assault on freedom, on the fundamental right to self-determination to which we all have a right as Americans. “

His remarks were delivered to an energetic crowd gathered at Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel for the annual We are EMILY gala. 700 people were expected to attend. The event organized by EMILY’s List, an organization with a mission to elect pro-abortion candidates across the country. The gala was coincidentally held just one day after Politico released his bombshell report that the majority of Supreme Court justices they seem ready to overturn Roe vs Wade. The opinion – if finalized – would put an end to a 50-year precedent.

Women in nearly half the country could see their access to abortion severely restricted, Harris said Tuesday evening, if Roe v. Wade was overturned. In light of the draft opinion, Harris acknowledged that the participants in the hall had been at the forefront of the fight for many years, but warned that “there was nothing hypothetical at this time”.

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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the Emily’s List national conference and gala on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington.

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“Those Republican leaders who are trying to arm the use of the law against women. Well, let’s say, how dare they?” Harris told the cheering crowd. “How dare they tell a woman what she can and she can’t do with her body? How dare they? How dare they try to stop her from determining their own future? How dare they try to deny women their rights and freedoms? ”

In the wake of the leaked draft opinion, Democrats they have raised alarms. Party officials believe in the decision Roe vs Wade and efforts by Republican lawmakers across the country to pass abortion restriction legislation will galvanize the grassroots ahead of the 2022 midterm.

“It has never been clear which party wants to expand our rights and which party wants to limit them,” Harris told the room, vowing the Democrats “will not go back.” He concluded by calling on the Democrats to “fight with everything we have”.

Harris was among several Democratic leaders to rally the crowd on Tuesday night. Stacey Abrams, who is running for the position of governor of Georgia, also the event. She gave a passionate speech that highlighted her childhood in Mississippi and her evolving abortion issue.

Abrams blew up the leaked draft opinion, saying that “the abomination of that weak opinion is coming to find all of us, and we must be ready to fight back.”

He said that while abortion is at the center of opinion, it is about civil rights and human rights.

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