Vice President Kamala Harris said on Tuesday that she believes abortion rights for Americans will be secured through federal legislation enacted by the US Congress. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Readout” to discuss abortion rights in America, Harris spoke of the ability of Congress to essentially undo the US Supreme Court ruling.
“Ultimately, this is an issue that will be resolved by federal legislation that codifies, which means ‘puts into law,’ Roe’s protections. [v. Wade],” Harris said. Watch the full video below:
The interview took place as part of a special marking the one-year anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson, a Supreme Court decision that overturned the 1973 abortion rights decision of Roe v. Wade. Harris told Reid and other panelists on the show that the issue would be resolved by the union, but cautioned voters to also continue to focus on local and state elections.
Harris continued, “Eventually, the United States Congress may return to the position that the United States Supreme Court took.” “The Supreme Court of the United States took up a constitutional right. The United States Congress has the power to protect that right of personal privacy to which all Americans should be entitled.
To mark the June 24 anniversary, Senate Democrats plan to advance legislation focused on reproductive rights, According to NBC. The bills are highly unlikely to pass, as they require the consent of all 100 senators, but are being pushed in an effort to pressure Republican elected officials to speak out on the issue.
a usa today vote released Sunday found that support for legal abortion has increased in the past year after Roe was overturned.