Vice-president Kamala Harris condemned Oklahoma for passing an abortion ban from the moment of fertilization.
Harris is an advocate of defending women's abortion rights. Just hours before she began her virtual meet, Oklahoma passed one of the strictest abortion bans that would outlaw abortion from the moment of fertilization.
She claimed that the ban was “outrageous” and was among the extreme laws found across the country.
While speaking at a virtual conference with abortion providers from states imposing some of the strictest abortion rules, Harris asserted the importance of the Roe v Wade decision and the right to privacy.
She claimed that Roe v Wade upheld the same rights that a person has on whether to use contraception and the right to marry the person one loves including a person of the same sex. She asserted that overturning Roe v Wade would eventually lead to restricting those rights.
“It would be a direct assault on the fundamental right to self-determination, to live and love without interference from the government,” she said.