(CNSNews.com) – Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday called the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Health Organization overturning the legalization of abortion is “a national health care crisis.”
During a roundtable discussion with New Jersey State legislators on reproductive rights, Harris said that “every woman in America should be free to make decisions about their life, in terms of, in particular, the choices that they have and should be able to have about their reproductive health.”
“And with the Dobbs decision, the United States Supreme Court took a recognized constitutional right from the people of America, from the women of America, and we do believe, I do believe this is a national healthcare crisis,” the vice president said.
“When we look at this issue, every woman should be able to make decisions about their bodies and their life without government interference, and if they so choose, in consultation with their pastor, their priest, their rabbi, their family, their physician,” she said.
“What we are seeing around the country are extremist so-called leaders who are passing laws with the intention of criminalizing public health professionals, punishing women for making decisions that are intimate, private decisions that should be protected, in terms of the privacy and the autonomy with which women should be able to live and have the power over the most intimate issues that could affect their lives,” Harris said.
“And I think it’s important to note that you don’t have to abandon your faith or your beliefs to agree that the government should not be interfering with her decision, that woman’s decision, over her body and her life,” the vice president said.
“The government should not be interfering, and no one has to abandon their faith or their belief to agree that certain decisions are not the government’s to make, and that is one of them. So the president feels very strongly about this issue, and our administration is fighting at a national level to protect the health, the safety, and the wellbeing of women,” she added.
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