Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently called for the abolition of legislative filibuster “to restore the basic rights of women” after the Supreme Court was overturned. Roe v. Wade, However, Vice President Kamala Harris said he did not support such a move.
In his “Dear Colleagues” letter, Pelosi pointed out some steps the Democrats should take in response to the court’s decision to return the abortion issue to the state.
Pelosi clarifies that Democratic Caucus “protects the most intimate and personal data of women stored in reproductive health apps” and “Americans have constitutional rights.” “We are looking for ways to protect the health and freedom of American women,” including laws such as. She travels freely and voluntarily throughout the United States. She added that House must re-pass the Women’s Health Protection Act in order to “enshrine the Roe v. Wade case in national law.”
“It’s clear that the elections will be affected by how Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell piled up the Supreme Court,” Pelosi added. “It is imperative to protect and expand the pro-majority in the House and Senate in November to eliminate filibuster and restore the fundamental rights of women and the freedom of all Americans.”
in the meantime, CNN’s Dana Bash She said she asked the Vice President if she supported codification from filibuster egg, But Harris said, “I won’t go there.” Because the Democratic Party has no votes.
The Vice President told Bash in an interview on Monday that the court “actually took a constitutional right that had been granted for half a century and took it from an American woman,” “I couldn’t believe it.” Was called “shocking”. ”
Bash asked Harris if the Biden administration would actively challenge state law, which criminalizes helping women travel to another state for abortion.
Mr. Harris made it clear that President Biden “does everything within the authority of the executive branch to ensure that women have the medicines they need” and “has the freedom to travel.” Said that it was shown in.
She later added that if a woman was prescribed a pill for an abortion, she “should be free to use it.”
When asked if the Attorney General could expand abortion services in federal lands in and around the banned states, Harris said it was not an option currently under discussion within the administration.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Massachusetts) reportedly Washington post The Biden administration should establish a planned parent-child outpost on the edge of the national park, the reporter said.
Harris said on Monday that “everyone is at risk” now that the court has overthrown. egg He encouraged the parents of his son, “Think about what this means for your son’s life, and what this means in terms of his choice.”
She continued. “In the context of their writing this decision, consider including consensus opinions that suggest other rights, such as the freedom to make decisions .. .. When you start a family, the freedom to make decisions about contraception, the IUD. And rights. What does this mean in terms of in vitro fertilization? “
Judge Clarence Thomas said in his opinion that the court should “reconsider” the decision. Griswold vs Connecticut, Lawrence v. Texas, When Obergefell v. Hodges, This established contraception, bedroom privacy, and the right to same-sex marriage.
Thomas’s reasoning was that the majority of courts admitted that the right to abortion was not a form of “freedom” protected by the due process provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Therefore, he said, the court has an obligation to “correct the error” in the other three cases, which depends on the same legal reasons as. egg. “After overturning these apparently false decisions, the question remains whether other constitutional provisions protected the rights established in the three cases,” he wrote.
Bash asked Harris if he believed the Supreme Court was on the road to overturning these three cases.
“I definitely believe this isn’t over,” Harris replied. “I think he yelled out the quiet part, and that’s why we all have to really understand the importance of what’s happening now.”
In her “Dear Colleagues” letter, Pelosi wrote that a law had been introduced to “further codify the freedom Americans currently enjoy,” calling Thomas’ consent “disturbing.” called.
Like Pelosi, Harris emphasized the importance of voting in the next midterm election.