Following President Joe Biden launching his bid for a second term in office, Vice President Kamala Harris branded pro-life Republican lawmakers as “extremists” at a reproductive rights rally held at Howard University, Wednesday, April 25.
The comments come in the wake of the Supreme Court issuing a Stay on Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA, a case concerning the regulation of mifepristone.
“What’s happening in our country right now is that these extremist so-called leaders would dare to tell us what is in our own best interests. Well, I say: I trust the women of America. I trust the people of America to make decisions about their selves.” Harris avowed.
These remarks were delivered before an audience consisting of various pro-abortion organizations ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and NARAL Pro-Choice America, who’s executive also spoke alongside her at the rally.
She continued, calling Republicans “Immoral, outrageous…” for legislating the protection of preborn life, telling conservatives “…don’t get in our way, because if you do, we’re going to stand up and we’re going to organize and we’re going to speak up and we’re going to say, “We’re not having that. We not playing that!”
VP HARRIS AT PRO-ABORTION RALLY AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY: "We not havin' that! We not playin' that!" pic.twitter.com/RMPZLTQTVe
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 26, 2023
The Vice President took aim at the Republican state legislatures passing heart beat bills to limit abortion at six weeks. “They’re saying that they’re going to make no exceptions, they’re going to criminalize.” Harris said.
Let me say this:
I'll continue to fight attacks on women’s health. The American people must also continue to use their vote as their voice and elect a Congress that will restore the protections of Roe v Wade.
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 21, 2023
Both Biden and Harris plan to coordinate their efforts against any future pro-life efforts, being one of the primary focuses of their campaign. A recent ad by the Biden-Harris campaign features a correlation between conservatives and January 6 propagating that the “MAGA extremists are lining up to take on those bedrock freedoms.” The new ad also featured Harris extensively, a factor this is rarity for presidential campaigns to promote the Vice President as much as their incumbent counterpart.