Statement by Vice President Kamala Harris on Supreme Court Ruling on Texas Law SB8
In the United States of America, the right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is non-negotiable. For nearly 50 years, this right has been protected. Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision allows SB8, which threatens women’s health and rights, to remain in effect. The ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy remains. The cash incentives for vigilantes remain. And the harm to women remains.
We must protect the constitutional right recognized under Roe v. Wade by codifying it into law. We must pass the Women’s Health Protection Act. And we must continue to do everything in our power to defend women’s reproductive rights.