In a recent interview marking the anniversary of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris claimed that college-age women are choosing which school to attend based on if the state still permits abortion, Fox News reported.
While appearing on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Harris claimed that she was told by her goddaughter that some of her friends are checking out state abortion laws applying for college.
This isn’t the first time Harris has made this claim while flogging for a federal law “codifying” Roe v. Wade. She frequently trots this claim out during abortion speeches as an example of how hard women have it now that some states do not permit them to murder their unborn child at any point during pregnancy.
Harris also claimed that when she heard that the Supreme Court overturned Roe, she phoned her husband, venting her outrage using “words not meant for television.”
Harris feigned concern over the women who now “suffer in silence” since the Supreme Court sent the abortion issue back to the states, adding that every time she thinks about those suffering women, she becomes “angry and sad.”
As an example of the “suffering,” Harris bemoaned the lack of options available to high school graduates now that some states might make it harder for them to get an abortion.
Recounting her oft-recounted anecdote, Harris said her goddaughter called her after the Supreme Court decision and told the veep that friends of hers, “whatever gender,” are basing their choice of college on the abortion restrictions in each state.
Harris told host Joy Reid that “something like 23 million women of reproductive age” are living in states that have “banned” abortion. She claimed that the “myriad of healthcare issues” for all of those 23 million women is now at stake.
She added that states limiting abortion will have a “real impact” on the decisions people make.