Vice President Kamala Harris has announced on Tuesday that she will be going on a nationwide tour next year for women's reproductive freedoms.
Harris has said in a statement, that, "Extremists across our country continue to wage a full-on attack against hard-won, hard-fought freedoms as they push their radical policies – from banning abortion in all 50 states and criminalizing doctors, to forcing women to travel out of state in order to get the care they need."
The press release said that Harris will "host events that highlight the harm caused by these abortion bans while sharing stories of those who have been impacted."
The first leg of the tour will take place in Wisconsin on January 22 which is the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The White House is yet to reveal the remaining stops of the tour.
In the statement, Harris has also said, “I will continue to fight for our fundamental freedoms while bringing together those throughout America who agree that every woman should have the right to make decisions about her own body — not the government."
The Biden-Harris campaign has expressed plans to uphold personal stories like that of Kate Cox, who had to apparently travel out of Texas in order to undergo an abortion procedure after her fetus was diagnosed with a deadly disorder which would also ultimately impact her fertility. Biden-Harris campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez has said on a call that cases like Cox's are "extremely powerful because it shows, you know, the realities of white women and, you know, health care providers are facing in this moment. You know, with Roe being, you know, overturned, it's just, we have a patchwork of state laws that are impacting the lives of women every single day."
Communications Director for the Biden-Harris campaign, Michael Tyler said, "I mean, every single Republican running in this race is as extreme as the next when it comes to abortion. You've got DeSantis and Haley who signed abortion bans, and we're talking about signing anything that comes across their desk. And so that stands again in stark contrast to the President & Vice President who are promising to restore Roe."