Kamala Harris called on Congress to pass a national law to legalize abortion on demand during a meeting Tuesday marking 100 days since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling, 15 states have banned abortions and eight more are fighting in court to do so. But the Biden administration and other Democrat leaders have been working to thwart these life-saving efforts.
During a meeting with President Joe Biden and a pro-abortion task force, Harris claimed the Dobbs ruling has created a “health care crisis” and lawmakers must act to make abortions legal nation-wide again, according to the Washington Times.
“It is important for everyone to know what is at stake,” Harris said, noting the upcoming election, the AP reports. “To stop and reverse these attacks on women, we need to pass such a national law. And so we need the American people to make their voices heard, and take a stand on the rights of all women to exercise their choice to have access to reproductive healthcare.”
Currently, Democrats control the U.S. House and, very narrowly, the U.S. Senate, but they do not have enough votes to pass legislation to “codify Roe.” Election experts predict Republicans will win the House in November, but the control of the Senate is less certain.
Whoever wins the majority will determine the types of abortion legislation that Congress may pass in the near future, such as a national ban on abortions after 15 weeks that Republicans recently proposed or a bill to legalize taxpayer-funded abortions through all nine months of pregnancy that Democrats and the Biden administration support.
A new national poll from the Trafalgar Group found stronger public support (59 percent) for a 15-week abortion ban than for legislation forcing states to legalize abortions “at any time during pregnancy” (40 percent).
“If Biden and Harris expect pro-abortion extremism to save them from their dismal job approval, they are mistaken,” Mallory Carroll, vice president of communications at Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, told the Washington Times. “When Americans understand the reality of the Democratic Party’s radical agenda, they reject it.”
SBA Pro-Life America estimates approximately 200,000 unborn babies will be saved from abortions every year as a result of the pro-life laws that are in effect or soon may be in effect, pending legal challenges.
Chris Wilson, a Republican strategist, told the AP that Harris and other Democrat leaders are focusing so heavily on abortion heading into the midterms because their record on the economy and crime is so bad.
“What’s sad is the party of ‘safe, legal and rare’ has become a single-issue party where the new rallying cry is ‘anytime, any age and paid for by taxpayers’ because they know they’re way behind on the economy, on crime, and don’t even have the advantage on education that they had in years past,” Wilson said.
In recent months, Harris has been very active in promoting the killing of unborn babies in abortions. She has been meeting with abortion activists and Democrat lawmakers across the country for months. This week, Harris is scheduled to travel to Connecticut and then Texas for more meetings with pro-abortion leaders, according to the report.
The Biden administration is working aggressively to expand the killing of unborn babies in elective abortions across the U.S. On Tuesday, it announced even more actions, including $6 million in new funding for “family planning services,” the AP reports.