Pelosi Statement on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision today:

“For the more than 40 years since Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court has consistently ruled that a woman’s reproductive health decisions must be her own – in consultation with her family, her physician and her faith.  Yet today, American women are witnessing a brazen and concerted Republican effort to roll back their constitutional right to make their own health decisions.

“Politicians have no business inserting themselves into a woman’s most personal and private health decisions.  Republicans’ outrageous attacks on women’s health in the states, the courts and the Congress seek to drag America’s women back to a dark and dangerous past.  Already, women in many states across the country are finding their most intimate decisions under assault – including Republicans’ efforts to roll back access to any kind of family planning.

“Today, we renew our vow to stand strong for women’s rights and women’s decisions.  We rededicate ourselves to fighting back any and all efforts to erode women’s hard-won reproductive freedoms.  We must defend women’s comprehensive health care and reduce the number of unintended pregnancies at home and across the world.”