(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- According to the White House, Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with abortion providers on Thursday from states with some of the most stringent restrictions. She is having the meeting to thank them for their work.
The leaks of a draft Supreme Court opinion suggested that justices are on the verge of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. This occurred weeks prior to Harris’ virtual meeting with medical professionals practicing in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Montana.
If the court allows individual states to set their regulations for the procedure, those states and others are already laying the groundwork to ban abortion outright. The justices are expected to issue their final ruling within six weeks.
The White House said that the Vice President would hear stories from abortion providers working in states with some of the most extreme abortion restrictions. She will thank them for fighting to protect reproductive health care, despite personal risk. She will emphasize that the Administration will continue to defend women’s constitutional rights and protect access to abortion.
In fact, the Biden administration has very few options to choose from in the deeply polarized environment in Washington. Last week, a bill in the Senate that would have expanded access to abortion was defeated due to opposition from both parties.
President Joe Biden has issued a vigorous defense of abortion access, claiming that a woman’s right to choose is “fundamental” and that “basic fairness” requires the Supreme Court not to overturn five decades of precedent in an upcoming decision.
Biden was reacting to the leak of the draft opinion that, if published as a formal majority opinion in June, would overturn Roe v. Wade and overturn half a century of legal protections supporting a constitutional right to abortion in the United States.
The President said that he believes that a woman’s right to choose is fundamental and that Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned.