Vice President Kamala Harris Urges Voters To Cast Ballots For Pro-Choice Candidates

The Supreme Court recently overturned the constitutional right to abortions.

Vice President Kamala Harris appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday (July 10) and urged voters to cast their ballots in the November midterm elections for pro-choice congressional candidates, as she criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade.

Harris said pro-choice legislators would enshrine abortion rights into law after the conservative-leaning court upended the right, which had existed for 50 years, CBS News reported.

"So what does this mean?" she said. "It means that we're looking at elections coming up in 120-something days, they're going to be about who serves in Congress and we need a pro-choice Congress."

The vice president added that pro-choice voters should also elect candidates running in down-ballot races.

"You don't have to advocate or believe that this is right for you or your family, but don't let the government make the decision for her family, whoever she may be," Harris stated. "It means state offices, governors, secretaries of state, attorneys general. It means local races, who's going to be your DA, who's going to be your sheriff, enforcing laws that are being passed to criminalize medical health providers, and maybe even the women who seek the service."

RELATED: Supreme Court Reverses History, Overturns Roe v. Wade in 6-3 Decision

In a rare case of taking away a constitutional right that had been granted in the past, the conservative majority U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision that the federal protection which guarantees women the right to abortion procedures should be eliminated.

The development comes nearly five decades after the landmark Roe v. Wade case granted people the right to terminate a pregnancy, sparking a feverish debate that touched on issues ranging from health care to politics.

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