Kamala Compares Banning Abortion to Slavery

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2022
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Vice President Kamala Harris compared restrictions on abortion to America’s history of chattel slavery during a speech on Monday at the NAACP’s national convention.

"We know, NAACP, that our country has a history of claiming ownership over human bodies," Harris said after criticizing the Supreme Court's June ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. "And today, extremist so-called leaders are criminalizing doctors and punishing women for making health care decisions for themselves."

Harris’s remarks were met with faint applause. 

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