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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 19: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers brief remarks at the beginning of a virtual meeting of abortion providers in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on May 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. Harris talked about the prospect of the landmark Roe V. Wade decision being overturned by the Supreme Court and how that would undo almost 50 years of legal precedence. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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WASHINGTON, D.C (LifeSiteNews) – Vice President Kamala Harris met virtually on Thursday with abortionists and others that help with abortions against the backdrop of a potential reversal of Roe v. Wade. She said that the reversal of Roe would be a “direct assault” on the “fundamental right” to do anything you want without the government’s interference.

The White House did not publish the full meeting, only brief remarks from Harris.

“So, this, when and if it happens, will be an extreme step backwards. And it represents a threat not just to women, but to all Americans,” the vice president said.

“The right to privacy that forms the basis of Roe is the same right to privacy that protects the right to use contraception, and the right to marry the person you love, including a person of the same sex. Overturning Roe opens the door to restricting those rights,” she said.

“It would be a direct assault on the fundamental right to self-determination, to live and love without interference from the government,” the vice president told her audience.  “At its core, this is about our future as a nation, about whether we live in a country where the country can interfere in personal decisions.”

“This is about our future, yet at the same time, we cannot deny that this decision will have real and immediate effects on women across our country,” Harris said.

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She praised the medical practitioners on the “frontlines against this war on women’s rights.”

Harris concluded her introductory remarks by criticizing a recently-passed Oklahoma law that would criminalize abortion from the moment of fertilization.

She called it just the latest of a series of “extreme laws” and said pro-life laws are “designed to punish and control women.”

The Oklahoma bill is modeled on Texas’ heartbeat bill that relies on private enforcement. Governor Kevin Stitt is expected to sign the legislation.

The Oklahoma Republican has promised to sign every pro-life bill that reaches his desk. The legislation is on top of a separate bill that will make it a felony to commit an abortion if Roe is reversed.

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Stitt also signed a heartbeat bill that allows for private lawsuits against anyone who assists a woman in having an abortion at six weeks.

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