NEW MEXICO, N.M. (KRQE) – Just two weeks before election night, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at Keller Hall on UNM’s campus Tuesday afternoon. She was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation. The VP was in town to support Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham but also talk about protecting abortion rights in the state – something Grisham has pledged to do.

“One does not have to give up their faith or deeply held beliefs to agree, the government should not be making this decision for her,” VP Harris said.

The panelists included the governor, a local doctor, and other state and city leaders. The vice president said New Mexico will continue to be a good neighbor by fighting for women’s rights.

“This is a safe haven for the surrounding states, Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma. What you’re doing as a safe place for them,” the VP said.

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Before Tuesday’s panel, Vice President Harris gave remarks at a private fundraiser. A total of 100 people attended that event along with New Mexico legislators. She’s set to leave Duke City by Tuesday night.