Highlights

  • Abortion bans could restrict IVF if they believe life begins at fertilization.
  • Bans could be used to restrict contraception
  • Kamala Harris shares concerns

Latest news

Obama: US top court abortion ruling an attack on essential freedoms

Obama: US top court abortion ruling an attack on essential freedoms

WATCH | US President Joe Biden's first remarks on Supreme Court ending abortion rights

WATCH | US President Joe Biden's first remarks on Supreme Court ending abortion rights

Explained: the 'Roe vs Wade' abortion rights verdict that US Supreme Court has overturned

Explained: the 'Roe vs Wade' abortion rights verdict that US Supreme Court has overturned

PCB to target BCCI's IPL plan in next ICC meet

PCB to target BCCI's IPL plan in next ICC meet

US Supreme Court strikes down abortion rights

US Supreme Court strikes down abortion rights

Could overturning of US abortion law 'Roe v Wade' erode rights? Here's what Kamala Harris has to say

US vice-president Kamala Harris speaks about the possible consequences on fundamental rights if abortion law is overturned

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met with a group of constitutional law, privacy and technology experts Tuesday to discuss how overturning Roe V. Wade could undermine many other constitutional freedoms, including privacy.

"We know that our nation was founded on certain principles that we hold dear. Principles of freedom, of liberty and self determination. And do believe all of those principles are at stake when we look at the leaked draft," Harris told the experts.

The vice president added: "From these principles, most notably come the Constitutional right to privacy, the rights of an individual to make decisions about their life, about their family, about their family, about their body, without government interference. And so there is a lot at stake in the outcome of this decision."

Harris said states with abortion bans could restrict IVF if they believe life begins at fertilization.

The same bans could be used to restrict contraception for things IUD devices and the morning after pill.

"I do believe that overturning Roe could clear the way for challenges to other fundamental rights like the right to use contraception and same sex marriage."

Many of the states that have passed trigger ban laws are also passing restrictions on gay rights, transgender rights and the right to vote.

The issue is one Harris has shown she personally cares deeply about and would give her a chance to seize a larger role in an area that Democrats are hoping will fire up their base and remake the political landscape ahead of midterm elections they otherwise worried might be brutal for the party.

Becoming a leading and successful Biden administration voice and face on abortion comes after Biden tasked the vice president with overseeing two other, thorny issues, immigration and expanded voting rights.

Up Next

Could overturning of US abortion law 'Roe v Wade' erode rights? Here's what Kamala Harris has to say

Could overturning of US abortion law 'Roe v Wade' erode rights? Here's what Kamala Harris has to say

Amid disconnect allegations, Thackerays meet district Shiv Sena leaders

Amid disconnect allegations, Thackerays meet district Shiv Sena leaders

Rahul Gandhi's office in Wayanad vandalised, 8 SFI workers in custody

Rahul Gandhi's office in Wayanad vandalised, 8 SFI workers in custody

Police stations across Maharashtra on high alert | Maha crisis

Police stations across Maharashtra on high alert | Maha crisis

Afghanistan earthquake: India air force plane carrying aid lands in Kabul | On camera

Afghanistan earthquake: India air force plane carrying aid lands in Kabul | On camera

Presidential polls 2022: Droupadi Murmu dialled these top Opposition leaders for support

Presidential polls 2022: Droupadi Murmu dialled these top Opposition leaders for support

More videos

Presidential polls 2022:  Droupadi Murmu files nomination papers in presence of PM Modi

Presidential polls 2022: Droupadi Murmu files nomination papers in presence of PM Modi

Cost of Sena rebel camp - Rs 16 lakh per day in a 5 star hotel: reports

Cost of Sena rebel camp - Rs 16 lakh per day in a 5 star hotel: reports

2002 Gujarat riots: SC dismisses Zakia Jafri's plea, upholds clean chit to PM Modi

2002 Gujarat riots: SC dismisses Zakia Jafri's plea, upholds clean chit to PM Modi

Covid vaccines prevented deaths of 42 lakh Indians in 2021: Lancet study

Covid vaccines prevented deaths of 42 lakh Indians in 2021: Lancet study

Maharashtra crisis: Shinde hints at forming his own party, says rebels can't be disqualified

Maharashtra crisis: Shinde hints at forming his own party, says rebels can't be disqualified

HIV patient treated on roadside, Ghaziabad doctor sacked

HIV patient treated on roadside, Ghaziabad doctor sacked

Indian reestablishes diplomatic presence in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Indian reestablishes diplomatic presence in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Watch Assam CM's reaction to Guwahati hotel turning Maharashtra political hotspot

Watch Assam CM's reaction to Guwahati hotel turning Maharashtra political hotspot

Maharashtra crisis: 37 rebel Sena MLAs declare Shinde leader, 3 more to join

Maharashtra crisis: 37 rebel Sena MLAs declare Shinde leader, 3 more to join

'Party which vanquished Pakistan...': Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde's speech to MLAs | Maharashtra crisis

'Party which vanquished Pakistan...': Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde's speech to MLAs | Maharashtra crisis

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.