Vice President Harris, Second Gentleman Emhoff to visit Iowa Thursday
(ABC 6 News) – Vice President Kamala Harris, along with her husband, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, will visit Iowa Thursday for the first time since taking office.
V.P. Harris plans to meet with local leaders at Grand View University in Des Moines to discuss the fight to protect reproductive rights.
The round table is the latest in a series of meetings Harris has held in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Abortion in Iowa remains legal up to 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights.
However, the state of abortion policy in Iowa remains uncertain. In December, Gov. Kim Reynolds filed a motion to challenge a previous district court ruling blocking her fetal heartbeat bill which would ban abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy and is often before many women know they’re pregnant.
RELATED: Gov. Reynolds asks Iowa Supreme Court to allow fetal heartbeat law to take effect
Harris’ visit comes as several high-profile Republicans have swept their way through the state in recent weeks, including former President Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.