Unfortunately, Fight for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Is Not Over


WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement today marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision.


“Forty years ago today history was made when the Supreme Court ensured that abortion would remain a safe and legal procedure for women to consider, if and when they need it.  Unfortunately, Republicans are still insisting on interfering with what should be a decision between a woman and her doctor.  What we should be doing is working every day to reduce unintended pregnancies and keep women healthy.


“And thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions more women will have easier access to preventive health care services--including contraception--that will do exactly this.  Generations of American women will lead healthier lives as a result, benefiting not just these women, but their families as well.”