New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has often struggled to build momentum in her strong defense of women’s reproductive rights. However, in recent months, the renewed Republican push to restrict abortion has offered her to speak out strongly in the defense of women’s reproductive rights.
Ms. Gillibrand said she would only nominate judges, including Supreme Court judges, who will commit to protecting reproductive rights and upholding Roe v. Wade.
Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides a “right to privacy” that protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose whether or not to have an abortion.
She also pledged to protect access to abortions, doctors, and organizations that provide reproductive rights.
The senator warned of a “war on women” and called for Americans to “fight like hell” amid a battle over a new Alabama law, which effectively outlaws abortions in the state
She has sought to position herself as the advocate-in-chief for women.
Her campaign struggled to raise money from donors; however, the recent anti-abortion legislation passed in numerous states has helped Ms. Gillibrand’s campaign.
She will be visiting Georgia to condemn the passage of restrictive abortion law. Her breakout moment on abortion might have just given her campaign a financial boost.