• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on Vice President Harris’ History-Making Visit to an Abortion Provider

March 15, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Minnesota. This is the first time any U.S. president or vice president has visited an abortion clinic. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Vice President Harris is the leader we need in the fight to restore reproductive freedom across the nation. Today, as always, she is using her own power and status to shine the light on issues that need to be addressed, and this history-making visit will keep the issue of abortion rights and access in the forefront, where it should be.

“Actions speak louder than words. There’s only one party and one presidential ticket fighting to protect our reproductive rights, while Trump and the GOP extremists are working to strip our rights and implement a national abortion ban. The choice is clear.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.