Harris raises alarm on abortion rights while grilling Barrett
Added 10-13-20 08:57:02pm EST - “Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told Amy Coney Barrett Thursday that her nomination to the Supreme Court poses a serious threat to abortion rights, signaling that women's reproductive freedom will emerge as a significant issue in the…” - Thehill.com
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMcConnell challenger dodges court packing question The Hill's Campaign Report: Barrett hearings take center stage | Trump returns to campaign trail The Hill's 12:30 Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Sights and sounds as Amy Coney's Barrett hearing begins MORE (D-Calif.) told Amy Coney Barrett Thursday that her nomination to the Supreme Court poses a serious threat to abortion rights, signaling that women’s reproductive freedom will emerge as a significant issue in the final weeks of the 2020 campaign.
“Anti-choice activists and politicians have been working for decades to pass laws and file lawsuits designed to overturn Roe and the precedents that followed. The threat to choice is real,” Harris said during her 30 minutes of question time at Barrett’s second day of confirmation hearings.
Harris, Joe BidenJoe BidenMcConnell challenger dodges court packing question 'Hamilton' cast to reunite for Biden fundraiser Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis MORE’s vice presidential running mate, dinged Barrett for dodging questions about how she viewed the precedents set by Roe v. Wade in 1973 and Casey v. Planned Parenthood in 1992, which established and affirmed a woman’s right to an abortion.
She said the late Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgMcConnell challenger dodges court packing question Protesters arrested on first day of Barrett hearings Democrats steer clear of Barrett's religion during Supreme Court hearing MORE, who was confirmed by the Senate in 1993, was “far more forthcoming” at her hearing “about the essential rights of women.”
“She testified that the decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her wellbeing and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself,” Harris said, recounting Ginsburg’s testimony.
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