On the upcoming episode of her podcast, Baby, This Is Keke Palmer, the multihyphenate sits down with Vice President Kamala Harris for an intimate interview in the White House.
Coinciding with the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Harris and Palmer discuss its impact on maternal health and women’s reproductive rights.
“How can we be having a maternal health crisis, and then people saying, ‘have more kids?” Palmer asked Harris.
The vice president shared significant insights into what the administration is doing to combat the U.S. maternal health crisis and provide quality healthcare options for families.
“In the top ten states that had the highest rates of maternal mortality, and the same states that have banned abortion, so you look at it, and this is where I get quite upset about the hypocrisy because the same people who say on the issue of access to reproductive care and the right of a woman to make decisions about her own body, and they’ll say, “Oh, I care about women and children,” Harris said. “And you’re the same people that are so-called ‘leading’ a place that has some of the highest rates of maternal mortality. So which is it?”
Check out a preview of the episode below:
In addition to Harris, the Baby, This Is Keke Palmer podcast has featured a bevy of noteworthy guests, including John Stamos, Quinta Brunson, Jordan Peele, Michael Pollan, Tawny Cypress, Ruth E. Carter, Kenan Thompson and much more.
New episodes air weekly, are available one week early and are ad-free on Amazon Music and Wondery+.
This entire episode featuring Harris will be available everywhere on Tuesday.