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January 22, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Statement on 45th Anniversary of Landmark Roe v. Wade


For Immediate Release: January 22, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org
(Washington, DC) -On the 45th anniversary since the Supreme Court passed down the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement:

“Today, we’re celebrating a landmark decision that affirmed what we all know to be true: every woman deserves to make decisions about her own life, body and future. Forty-five years ago, Roe v. Wade brought us a giant step closer toward realizing reproductive freedom for all, empowering women to be the equal partners in society we deserve to be.

“Our 1.2 million members will not be silenced as our reproductive rights are under attack like never before. After decades of lies and deceit, the anti-choice movement has infiltrated every level of our government and enjoys unprecedented access to the Trump administration. They have stacked the judiciary with biased, anti-choice nominees that will rule against women and our basic human rights. As the anti-choice movement creeps closer to their ultimate goal—overturning Roe v. Wade and banning abortion completely—we must remain vigilant in our fight for reproductive freedom. Seven in 10 Americans believe abortion should remain legal and accessible, evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of people who marched in defense of reproductive rights at Women’s Marches this weekend. The tide is turning, and we’ll carry this momentum all the way through 2018 to elect pro-choice champions and take our country back.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

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