Sunday, January 22, 2012
On 39th Anniversary, Roe v. Wade More Embattled Than Ever
The Huffington Post: Women Are Watching On Anniversary of Roe, by Cecile Richards (President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund):
On the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, women are watching, and they are angry at what they see.
On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed every woman's right to make her own medical decisions without government interference. At the time, the Supreme Court recognized the inherent right to privacy for women, an urgent issue given that women were dying in emergency rooms across the country from self-induced abortions.
But today, women across the nation are disturbed to see a set of politicians doing everything they can to undermine this landmark decision that has stood as a critical safeguard for women's health for four decades. . . .