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AB Leadership Press Releases Cecile Richards Abortion Reproductive Rights Sunday, Jan 22 2023

American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chair Cecile Richards on the Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision

Jan 22, 2023

In observance of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which protected the right to an abortion in the United States, American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chair Cecile Richards has released the following statement: 

“Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court announced their decision in Roe v. Wade, the Texas case that legalized abortion nationwide. Less than one year ago, far-right activist justices — who were put on the Supreme Court by Donald Trump and the Republican Party — overturned Roe, upending decades of precedent and ending a right Americans have had for nearly half a century. Because of this decision and the decades of attacks on reproductive health care by Republicans, millions of Americans have virtually no access to critical health care. Make no mistake – the Republican Party has made it clear that they believe that politicians should stand between women and their doctors.

“Americans overwhelmingly support abortion rights — the Republican Party is wildly out of step with the majority of the country. In the midterm elections, voters showed up to the polls in record numbers to protect the right to personal freedoms to make our own decisions about pregnancy. We need to continue to hold those responsible for eroding our rights accountable in every election, up and down the ballot. That is how we win.”

Published: Jan 22, 2023 | Last Modified: Jan 23, 2023

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