CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina is getting a visit from Vice President Kamala Harris this weekend.
She will be in Charlotte on Saturday calling for national legislation to protect reproductive rights one year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Gov. Roy Cooper will join Harris on Saturday.
Harris' senior advisor told ABC11 on Friday that the vice president wants women to know they're not alone in this fight.
"North Carolina is on the front line of this issue," said Stephanie Young. "The state legislature as you know just passed a dangerous abortion ban overriding Gov. Cooper's veto and right now we, have 23 million women of reproductive age living in states around this country with extreme abortion bans and this is one out of three American women, and North Carolina is now a part of this list."
In May, the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed legislation that banned most abortions after 12 weeks.
The North Carolina Republican Party released a statement ahead of Harris' visit saying, "Vice President Harris should know North Carolinians reject the extreme policies of this administration. In response to the end of Roe v Wade, North Carolina Republicans have passed reasonable restrictions on abortion well within the mainstream of public opinion on this critical issue."
Her visit comes after President Joe Biden was in North Carolina. He was promoting the need for job creation and also visited the newly renamed Fort Liberty.
The state was also visited by numerous candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination including former President Donald Trump, Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis.