Vice President Harris on Friday said that following the overturning of Roe v. Wade she is concerned about the integrity of the Supreme Court.
During an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press”, she said, “I think this is an activist court.” She also noted that the right to abortion had been established for half a century and that women should have the right to make all decisions regarding their bodies. She further added that this is an extension of privacy rights that are granted by the constitution.
All of this has made Harris question the “integrity of the Court overall.”
Harris is the Biden administration’s leading voice pushing back against the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. This is especially important as Harris is the first woman to be vice president. During her time in that position, she met with many health care providers and activists to increase the number of voices speaking about the importance of abortion access and reproductive health.
The outrage caused by the court’s decision has helped Democrats who have so far been winning the ballot box. This included a referendum in Kansas where voters were against abortion protection being stripped from the state’s constitution.
The Supreme Court has a 6-3 conservative majority, even with the recent confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.
An Associated Press poll found that 43 percent of Americans said they don’t have any confidence in the Supreme court as of late July.