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Pelosi Statement on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

“On the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we rededicate ourselves to protecting a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions.

“A woman’s reproductive choices should be her own, in consultation with her family, her physician, and her faith.  Politicians have no business inserting themselves into a woman’s most personal and private health decisions.  Unfortunately, House Republicans are once again trying to push their way into women’s health and drag this nation back into the past.

“Today, we pledge to stand up for the right of women to make their own decisions, and to fight back any and all efforts to chip away at these hard-won freedoms.  As I have since my earliest days in Congress, I will defend reproductive freedoms and a comprehensive approach to women's health care, reducing the number of unintended pregnancies at home and around the world.”