Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Statement on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 22, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the following statement on the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision:

"Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a woman’s constitutional right to choose in Roe v. Wade.  This landmark decision ensures that women can make their own health decisions, and if they want to, consult with their doctor, family, and faith.

"Four decades later, even though abortion remains legal, women still face enormous barriers – barriers that wholly violate the spirit of the Roe v. Wade decision. I support efforts to increase access to affordable healthcare services which can contribute to fewer unplanned and teen pregnancies, a goal we should all support.

"This monumental Supreme Court ruling remains under attack, as the ability for women to be free to make what is often the most difficult decision in their lives, is constantly challenged.  Now more than ever, we must remain steadfast in our defense of a woman’s right to choose."

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