VP Harris to Visit Florida as 6-Week Abortion Ban Begins

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to visit Jacksonville, Florida, next week for a campaign event advocating for reproductive freedoms, coinciding with the enforcement of a stricter abortion ban in the state.

This visit is part of her ongoing “Fight for Reproductive Freedoms” tour, aimed at highlighting abortion restrictions nationwide.

The event aligns with Florida’s implementation of a more stringent abortion ban, reflecting President Joe Biden’s recent emphasis on protecting reproductive rights during his appearance in Tampa.

Democrats are leveraging the momentum against stricter abortion laws to bolster Biden’s reelection campaign in battleground states and challenge Former President Donald Trump in states he previously won.

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in 2022, Republican-controlled states have enacted new abortion restrictions, while Democrat-dominated states have moved to protect access.

In Florida, a recent Supreme Court ruling upheld a ballot measure to legalize abortion until viability, despite legal challenges. This measure, if approved by voters, would amend the state constitution.

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Florida’s abortion law is set to change on May 1, reducing the legal window to six weeks of pregnancy. Vice President Harris’s visit underscores the significance of reproductive rights in the state, marking her 12th trip to Florida since taking office.

Previous visits have addressed issues such as gun violence prevention and commemorated Roe v. Wade’s anniversary.

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