Harris also used the word “women” to describe those getting pregnant in an apparent contradiction to White House messaging that men, too, can become pregnant. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this point.
“Listen, women are getting pregnant every day in America, and this is a real issue and we need to act with a sense of haste about what is at play, what is at stake, and codifying Roe will be an important moment in terms of putting back in place protections for the folks who are at risk right now because of what the Court did in Dobbs just weeks ago,” Harris said.
KAMALA HARRIS: "Women are getting pregnant every day in America, and this is a real issue." pic.twitter.com/hWErnMztJf
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 24, 2022
The vice president announced Monday that she is traveling to Indiana to meet with abortion supporters “who are fighting on the frontlines to protect reproductive rights” as the state legislature convenes for a special session.
Lawmakers have proposed several bills that would ban most abortions but increase access to contraceptives.
Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer warned in a Monday statement that “if there’s anything we’ve learned in the past 19 months, it’s that we certainly don’t need any of Washington, DC in Indiana.”
“Kamala Harris is not only extremely unpopular among Hoosiers, but extremely bad at her job, failing to tackle any of the issues she has been placed in charge of, including the crisis at the southern border which has made even Indiana a border state,” he said. “Her political stunt tomorrow marks a low point for the Indiana Democrat Party, which is just as unpopular as she is.”
She similarly met with Virginia lawmakers on Saturday, promising that the Biden administration is “working closely with state and local leaders around the country on steps we can take” to provide access to abortions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision.
I convened more than 20 Virginia state legislators and advocates who are fighting on the frontlines to protect reproductive rights. Our Administration is working closely with state and local leaders around the country on steps we can take. pic.twitter.com/poJCfkFZjh
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) July 23, 2022