Kamala Harris responds to Alabama abortion ban by raising $160,000 for pro-choice groups

Sen. Kamala Harris

Sen. Kamala Harris stepped up for women’s health in Alabama following the state’s passage of a law banning virtually all abortions. The 2020 presidential candidate made a fundraising appeal to her supporters that her campaign says has raised $160,000.

Outlawing access to abortion―including in cases of rape or incest. Threatening to punish doctors who provide abortion care with up to 99 years of jail time. This isn’t a scene from The Handmaid’s Tale. This is happening in Alabama―in our country―in the year 2019,” a fundraising email reads.  ”These anti-choice bills in states like Georgia, Ohio and Alabama are a focused, targeted attack led by right-wing groups hell-bent on overturning Roe v. Wade and outlawing abortion completely in this country.”

The money raised will go to four groups: the Yellowhammer Fund, the Clinic Vest Project, ARC Southeast, and the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Pete Buttigieg also asked supporters to contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice America, but it’s not clear how much that appeal raised.

Sign the petition: Denounce Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for signing anti-abortion bill HB 314.

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