Harris has applied a similarly authoritarian bent to abortion policy. As a senator, she’s sponsored legislation that would override state restrictions on abortions in the last three months of pregnancy, well after fetal viability. But if Congress fails to send that radical bill to the White House, Harris has a plan for that too: Her proposed regime of “preclearance,” which would block any state laws that her Justice Department deems contrary to Roe v. Wade.
On this, she should be asked: Will a Biden-Harris administration enact a “preclearance” regime on abortion? Do you agree with the majority decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, both of which affirmed the state’s interest in protecting the unborn later in pregnancy?
On nearly every policy issue, Harris has, either during her political career or her presidential campaign, taken a hardline progressive stance. She’s an unequivocal supporter of the radical, costly Green New Deal — in fact, she supports the bill so strongly that she said last fall she’d be willing to nuke the legislative filibuster to get it through.