Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris’s Meeting with Latina State Legislators on Reproductive Rights | Eastern North Carolina Now

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August 5

    Today Vice President Harris convened Latina state legislators from Kansas, Utah, Texas, Arizona, New York, Illinois, and Nevada who are on the frontlines of protecting reproductive rights in their states. They were also joined by advocates and a health care provider during the meeting at the White House.

    The Vice President thanked the leaders for their work protecting reproductive rights in their states. The participants shared challenges facing the Latina community as it relates to accessing reproductive health care, and they shared stories and experiences about the way that abortion restrictions are harming women and families. The state leaders thanked the Vice President for her leadership fighting for the health and safety of women.

    During the meeting, the Vice President and the state leaders reinforced that you do not need to give up your faith to believe that women should have the ability to make decisions about their bodies and their lives without government interference. The Vice President reiterated the Administration's commitment to partnering with elected leaders at the local, state, and federal level to protect reproductive health care. She encouraged the leaders to continue exploring protections in their states and said she looks forward to continuing to work alongside them.

    The Vice President has visited Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, and Massachusetts to meet with state legislators about protecting reproductive rights. She also convened legislators from Montana, Indiana, Florida, South Dakota, and Nebraska in Washington D.C. And she has convened health care providers, constitutional law experts, faith leaders, state attorneys general, disability rights leaders, and advocates over the last three months.


  • Representative Susan Ruiz (D-KS-23)
  • Representative Angela Romero (D-UT-26)
  • Representative Gina Hinojosa (D-TX-49)
  • Representative Alma Hernandez (D-AZ-3)
  • Assembly Member Jessica González-Rojas (D-NY-34)
  • Senator Celina Villanueva (D-IL-11)
  • Assemblywoman Selena Torres (D-NV-03)
  • Dr. Jennifer Villavicencio, Gynecologist / Family Planning Provider



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    With Roe v Wade (originated in 1973) overturned by the US Supreme Court, thereby allowing decisions on abortion legislation completely returned to the states: Where do you find your position on such a "Life and Death" issue for the American People?
      Yes, I approve of the US Supreme Court's decision to reinstate this "medical" issue back to the states' legislative responsibility to regulate.
      No, I believe that every woman should have complete access to abortion on demand.
      This issue is far beyond my intellectual capacity to understand.
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    With respect to the leaked opinion not yet written for ratification regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's revisiting the original decision of Roe v Wade, whence now nonstop protests have erupted in neighborhoods where U.S. Supreme Court justices live, exhibiting the firm intent to intimidate these officers of the highest court in the land: What action should the federal authorities take?
      Do nothing ... Protests are a fixture of a free society.
      Enforce the law ... Federal codes exist to prohibit any intimidation through the pubic harassment of federal judges, especially Supreme Court justices.
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