January 22, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision today:
“Forty-six years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution defends a women’s right to choose and to receive the full information necessary to make decisions for herself and her family. Today, we stand firm in our obligation to ensure that every woman has the right to make her own health decisions in consultation with her family, her physician and her faith, and without the interference of politicians or employers.
“Yet, the right to choose has faced a direct and dire threat from Republicans’ relentless attempts to gut Roe v. Wade’s fundamental protections. At every opportunity, Republicans in Congress, this Administration and politicians in state capitols across the country have disrespected women’s most private, personal health decisions, and worked to roll back a generation of progress for women and their families.
“The American people elected a new Democratic Majority that would end the attacks on women’s health care, and fight for preventive care for women. Strengthened by the millions of fearless women who continue to stand and march for their health care and rights, the House will fight to protect and build upon the promise of Roe v. Wade. Together, we will defend access to comprehensive reproductive health care and work to ensure that every women and her family have the resources necessary to thrive.”