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Vice President Kamala Harris suggested during an interview in Wisconsin that people don’t have to “change” their faith or abandon “deeply held beliefs” to “agree that the government shouldn’t tell a woman what to do with her body”.
Jared Jordan of WISN 12 asked Harris about Wisconsin’s role in the upcoming midterm elections.
“Wisconsin will help decide the future of our country and that’s what Wisconsin is doing,” Harris said. “When we look at a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body, we need two more seats in the Senate, one of which will be Mandela Barnes to say, listen, let’s stop playing politics with the body. women. You don’t have to change your faith or give up your faith or your core beliefs to agree that the government shouldn’t tell a woman what to do with her body.”
Jordan also asked Harris if abortion would be enough to drive Democrats to the polls.
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Harris said there were a number of issues “in play” and said people should “look at the record in terms of who is really leading the solutions and who is trying to distract from the priorities of ordinary working people who must be dealt with.”
She took a course in American politics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday and also met with Democratic attorneys general.
Harris also met with civil rights and reproductive rights leaders earlier in September to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs case after a coalition of civil rights groups argued. sent a letter to President Biden asking him to respond to the ruling.
In a briefing ahead of the Sept. 12 discussion, she said the Supreme Court took away a constitutional right by overturning Roe v. Wade.
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“We know that the Supreme Court having made the decision in Dobbs to take away a constitutional right that had been granted to the American people, to American women, created a health crisis in America,” Harris said. “It highlighted the fact that, as we all know, we need to be vigilant and we need to stick together to make sure that every voice is represented in a way that allows them equal access to whatever they have. need to thrive.”
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Governor Greg Abbott, R-Texas, recently sent two buses with migrants to the Harris Naval Observatory Residence in Washington, D.C.
Harris told NBC’s Chuck Todd earlier in September that the border was “secure.”