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Kamala Harris Leads Abortion Fight, Makes It A Key Poll Issue

Kamala Harris Leads Abortion Fight, Makes It A Key Poll Issue

Kamala Harris Leads Abortion Fight, Makes It A Key Poll Issue

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – US Vice President Kamala Harris has started a nationwide tour in Wisconsin, a swing state, to preserve “reproductive freedoms” threatened by calls of restriction from Republicans.

The Biden re-election campaign is putting abortion rights centerstage in a bid to galvanize the party base, and the Vice President, who has emerged as the administration’s most forceful campaigner on this issue, will be in the lead.

Harris will be joined by President Joe Biden, at a campaign event in Virginia, another swing state where the party won both state legislatures with abortion as a key issue. They will be joined by their spouses making it the first time they will share a stage after Biden announced his re-election bid last April. Harris will carry on her nationwide tour from there.

“Extremists across our country continue to wage a full-on attack against hard-won, hard-fought freedoms as they push their radical policies – from banning abortion in all 50 states and criminalizing doctors to forcing women to travel out of state in order to get the care they need,” Harris had said in a statement when the tour was announced in December.

“I will continue to fight for our fundamental freedoms while bringing together those throughout America who agree that every woman should have the right to make decisions about her own body – not the government.”

Abortion was a constitutional right in the US guaranteed by a Supreme Court ruling in 1973. It was overturned in June 2022 by the conservative justices of the Supreme Court, who now dominate the bench with the addition of three nominated by former President Donald Trump, a Republican.

The court ruled that the issue should be settled by the states individually and for themselves.

The blowback was furious and across party lines. President Biden’s Democratic party rode it to cushion anti-incumbency in the midterm polls in 2022. Several deeply conservative states have since voted to preserve abortion rights. But these rights are under severe threat in other states such as Texas, which recently rejected a woman’s plea for abortion citing a medical emergency.

In the 18 months since the case was struck down, Harris has been the administration’s face in the fight to restore abortion rights. She traveled to eight states in 2023 on a “Fight for Our Freedoms” tour of colleges.

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  • Politics is so out of place.
    1) Supreme Court simply said Abortion is not a Constitutional Right and not a federal issue ; not exact words.
    2) The states now decide their choices; which I think is better because it brought the federal mandates down to states; more flexibility and enforcement by 52 regions and not one solution for all

    Should be happy that now FEDS can focus on the real issues and save on the $34T debt.

    January 22, 2024
  • It makes perfect sense for VP Harris to take the lead on the abortion issue because being a woman, she has more credibility on this issue than any man could have. Of course, President Biden too should bring up this issue as often as possible especially while campaigning in the battleground states.

    Besides abortion, the Democrats need to brag about all the economic progress the Biden administration has made in about three years. It has created about 14 million jobs in three years and the unemployment rate has been below 4% longer than at any point in US history.

    According to the AP article of December 11, 2023, “Biden goes into 2024 with the economy getting stronger, but voters feel horrible about it”, the following are some significant achievements of the Biden administration.

    “By many measures, the U.S. economy is rock solid. Friday’s employment report showed that employers added 199,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.7%. Inflation has plummeted in little over a year from a troubling 9.1% to 3.2% without causing a recession — a phenomenon that some once skeptical economists have dubbed “immaculate.””

    “White House officials have pointed out specific items for which prices have fallen outright. They noted lower prices for turkeys during Thanksgiving as well as for eggs. Biden repeatedly emphasizes that he lowered insulin costs for Medicare participants, while other officials discuss how gasoline prices have dropped from their peak.

    Second, Biden recently started to blame inflation on corporations that hiked prices when they saw an opportunity to improve their profits, bringing more prominence to an argument first used when gasoline prices spiked. The president’s argument is suspicious to many economists, yet the intended message to voters is that Biden is fighting for them against those he blames for fueling inflation.

    “Let me be clear: Any corporation that is not passing these savings on to the consumers needs to stop their price gouging,” Biden said recently in Pueblo, Colorado. “The American people are tired of being played for suckers.””

    “And Biden is now going after the track record of former President Donald Trump, the current GOP front-runner. Biden’s campaign sent out a statement after Friday’s employment report that said, “ Despite his claims of being a jobs president, Donald Trump had the worst jobs record since the Great Depression, losing nearly three million jobs.””

    A typical U.S. household is better off than it was in 2020. Inequality has lessened somewhat in recent years as wage growth has favored poorer workers. Yet people still seem rattled and disconnected by the shock of the pandemic, the arrival of government aid and the inflation that followed as hiring improved.

    ““People have really been jerked around,” Sahm said. “Things have been turned on and off. Everything has moved fast. It’s been disruptive and confusing. We’re just tired.””

    Other issues that favor Democrats are: climate change, threat to Obamacare, threat to social security and Medicare, threat to democracy, and threat to international organizations such as NATO and U.N.

    January 22, 2024
  • All this issues are immaterial to the average voter whether Democrat or a Republican they are completely fed up with immigration close to 10 million of illegal immigrants that has come in the last 6 months alone and they will not tolerate this in fact African-American people in Chicago are suing the Democratic Party for the illegal immigrants that have been dumped in Chicago and spending every $7,000 a day taking care of them as per Vivek.

    January 24, 2024

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