Kamala Harris: ‘We Must Protect the Constitutional Right…Under Roe v. Wade by Codifying It Into Law’

By CNSNews.com Staff | December 13, 2021 | 11:16am EST
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Kamala Harris issued a statement on Saturday responding to the Supreme Court’s opinion issued on Friday that allows a Texas law that bans abortion after an unborn child has a heartbeat to remain in force while it is being challenged by a lawsuit.

"We must protect the constitutional right recognized under Roe v. Wade by codifying it into law,” said Harris.

“We must pass the Women’s Health Protection Act,” she said. “And we must continue to do everything in our power to defend women’s reproductive rights.”

Here is the full text of Harris’s statement:

“In the United States of America, the right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is non-negotiable. For nearly 50 years, this right has been protected. Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision allows SB8, which threatens women’s health and rights, to remain in effect. The ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy remains. The cash incentives for vigilantes remain. And the harm to women remains. We must protect the constitutional right recognized under Roe v. Wade by codifying it into law. We must pass the Women’s Health Protection Act. And we must continue to do everything in our power to defend women’s reproductive rights."

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