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Kamala Harris: ‘People Need to Keep Their Hands Off of Women's Bodies’

By CNSNews.com Staff | August 13, 2020 | 4:04pm EDT
 
Actress Eva Longoria and former Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actress Eva Longoria and former Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) said in a Democratic primary debate held last Oct. 15 that was hosted by CNN and the New York Times that while there had been a great deal of discussion in the debates about health care reform there had not been enough discussion about an issue she called “reproductive health care.”

“This is the sixth debate we have had in this presidential cycle and not nearly one word, with all of these discussions about health care, on women's access to reproductive health care, which is under full-on attack in America today,” Harris said.

“Women are the majority of the population in this country,” Harris said.

“People need to keep their hands off of women's bodies and let women make the decisions about their own lives,” she said.

Here is a transcript of that part of the Oct. 15, 2019 Democratic presidential primary debate where Harris said “people need to keep their hands off of women’s bodies:”

Moderator Marc Lacey: Senator Harris, your response.

Kamala Harris: “This is the sixth debate we have had in this presidential cycle and not nearly one word, with all of these discussions about health care, on women's access to reproductive health care, which is under full-on attack in America today.

“And it's outrageous. There are states that have passed laws that will virtually prevent women from having access to reproductive health care. And it is not an exaggeration to say women will die, poor women, women of color will die, because these Republican legislatures in these various states who are out of touch with America are telling women what to do with our bodies.

Women are the majority of the population in this country. People need to keep their hands off of women's bodies and let women make the decisions about their own lives.”

Marc Lacey: “Thank you, Senator.”

Harris: “And let's talk about that.”

Lacey: “Thank you, Senator.”

Harris: “That is a significant health care issue in America today.”

Lacey: “Thank you, Senator.”

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