Vice President Kamala Harris discussed the impact of the Roe v. Wade’s reversal on people with disabilities at a roundtable Monday.
HARRIS: “These abortion restrictions that are being put in place around our country by extremist, so-called leaders in various states put a disproportionate impact on people with disabilities. People with disabilities have higher rates of pregnancy complications and in fact 11 times more likely to die before, during and after childbirth, this is a fact.”
Harris was speaking as she addressed a roundtable of lawmakers at the Indiana State Library. They discussed the near-total proposed ban on abortion in the state and the fight to protect reproductive rights there as a result.
At the roundtable , Harris said that the SCOTUS decision "took a constitutional right that had been recognized from the people of America -- the women of America."
"Let's contemplate what that means in and of itself -- that in a land that was founded on the important principles of freedom and liberty, that such a thing would happen," she said.