Vice President Harris’ ‘Conversation on Reproductive Freedom’ with actress/singer Sheryl Lee Ralph at Salus University

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visited Salus University in Elkins Park on Wednesday, May 8 as part of a campaign tour and an event titled “Conversation on Reproductive Freedom.”

She was joined by Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph to discuss reproductive rights and the stakes of the 2024 election.

The two discussed several topics around the issues of abortion and women’s health care, including expanding postpartum care to 12 weeks for women on Medicaid. Vice President Harris also said former President Trump was responsible for the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. She urged voters to get involved and vote for all levels of office in the 2024 election.

“They spoke about the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the country’s high maternal mortality rate and racial disparities within it, the Biden administration’s efforts to expand postpartum Medicaid care, Planned Parenthood, trusting women, and the stakes of the election contest between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported today.

Prior to the event, Karoline Leavitt, the national press secretary for the Trump campaign wrote:

“President Trump has long been consistent in supporting the rights of states to make decisions on abortion. Joe Biden and the Democrats are radically out of touch with the majority of Americans in their support for abortion.” 

According to CBS News, Tom Stevens of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia also said he supports Trump’s approach to abortion restrictions.

“That is the Constitution. States are in charge. Roe v. Wade overturned and moved things back to the states, and we’re glad for that,” he said.

“I was just recently in Florida,” Harris said. “Six-week ban, which makes very clear, by the way, that these very important so-called leaders are not very clear about how a woman’s body works since most women don’t even know they’re pregnant at six weeks.”

The full conversation can be found below:

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