Campaign 2010

Jan 22, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision. New NBC/WSJ polling this morning showed support for the decision reaching record highs of 70 percent.

“Today marks 40 years since the Supreme Court declared that all women have the right to make their own health care choices with the historic Roe v. Wade decision. While opponents continue their relentless assault on women’s fundamental rights and freedoms, they are on the wrong side of the American public and the wrong side of history. From gutting reproductive health services to embracing so-called legitimate rape, Tea Party Republicans would overturn this landmark decision and take women’s health care back to the 1950s.

“Despite our progress over the past 40 years, Tea Party Republicans continue an ideologically extreme assault on women’s privacy, women’s rights and even basic science. On this anniversary we must, and we will, remain vigilant.”


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