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Harris Links Abortion and Voting Rights, Says Fight Must Go On

  • Vice president addresses crowd of women at New Orleans event
  • Biden administration has limited means to counter Roe decision
Kamala Harris 

Kamala Harris 

Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Sipa/Bloomberg

Vice President Kamala Harris drew a link between states moving to outlaw abortion and those limiting voting rights, telling an audience mostly of Black women that the overturning of Roe v. Wade “requires all of us to speak up.”

“At least 11 states are doing both at the same time,” Harris said at the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday. “No surprise there.”