On Thursday, Vice President Harris will make her first official visit to Iowa, where she is set to visit Des Moines.
According to the announcement released by her office on Tuesday, the Vice President is scheduled to discuss with local leaders about reproductive rights during a roundtable. Following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Harris has traveled across the nation in order to open a dialogue with local leaders and advocates about protecting abortion rights. Harris has been the main messenger of the administration fighting against GOP-led states restricting abortion access.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) has filed a case with the state’s Supreme Court to allow a law that would ban all abortions following the sixth week of pregnancy. At the same time, Iowa Republicans have also introduced a law that will decide whether or not life begins at conception.
Harris, who had previously run for the White House in 2020, has decided to make her first trip to Iowa following the recent visits to the state by former President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Both men are considered presidential hopefuls for 2024, even though DeSantis has not yet announced whether he plans to place a bid for the White House.
Biden has not visited the early caucus state, despite stating that he planned on running in the 2024 presidential election. So far, Biden has not officially launched a reelection campaign. The Democratic National Committee has also adopted Biden’s changes that would place South Carolina as the first caucus state in the place of Iowa.