The Supreme Court’s June decision, according to Vice President Kamala Harris, is inflicting pain as states place drastic restrictions on the procedure. She lambasted the judges for their decision on Friday.
“I think this is an activist court,” In an extended interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd that will air on Sunday, Harris disclosed
“We had an established right for almost half a century, which is the right of women to make decisions about their own body as an extension of what we have decided to be, the privacy rights to which all people are entitled. And this court took that constitutional right away. And we are suffering as a nation because of it.”
Pro-abortion rights protesters gathered outside the conservative justices’ suburban Washington homes when a draft of the abortion rule leaked, but their efforts to persuade them to modify their positions were fruitless.
And in June, a disturbed 26-year-old abortion rights activist was charged with attempted murder after calling the police to report that he was outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house with a Glock 17 pistol, ammo, a knife, tactical gear, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, a screwdriver, and duct tape.
The 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which abolished school segregation, was one of the decisions Harris praised from earlier Supreme Court justices. Thurgood Marshall, an attorney who would eventually become the first black justice, presented the case.
“My life was inspired by people like Thurgood Marshall, the work on that court of [Chief Justice] Earl Warren, to bring a unanimous court to pass Brown v. Board of Education,” Harris said, calling the present nine-justice body “a very different court.”