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Duckworth Statement on Roe v. Wade 40th Anniversary

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-8th) has released a statement about the historic decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court 40 years ago today.

A statement from Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth: 

Forty years ago today, the Roe v. Wade decision marked a milestone for women’s rights. That landmark case reaffirmed a woman’s control over her own body.  Over the past four decades, it has also prevented unnecessary suffering for thousands of women by ending the necessity of potentially deadly back room procedures. 

It is essential that on this anniversary we not only recognize the Roe v. Wade decision, but also acknowledge that its protection of women’s rights is currently under attack. In the last Congress and election in particular, politicians in Washington and across the country advocated limiting women’s choices and in some cases argued that they should have no choices at all when it comes to reproductive health.  

As a member of the 113th Congress, which has more women than any Congress in the history of the United States, I look forward to standing up for the principles of Roe v. Wade and expanding access to quality and affordable reproductive healthcare for all women.

Duckworth's 8th District includes a portion of Elmhurst.

NancyC January 23, 2013 at 03:36 PM
So Roe has allowed 55 million women the right to extinguish the life of 55,000,000 totally innocent,unborn babies, perhaps 50% of which were female, which means potentially 27,500,000 women in this country alone, dead at the hands of their own mothers. The womb has turned into the tomb. What age bracket of women do you truly represent? Only those of child bearing years I presume? How generous. Prayers for your conversion are offered daily Ms. Duckworth.
NOREEN QUINN AUKST January 25, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Noreen Forty years ago Roe vs. Wade marked a milestone where intelligent,educated, thinking women were hoodwinked into thinking that the termination of a viable pregnancy was something of great benefit to them.. They bought into this fallacy and have been harmed by the lies that an inherently evil procedure was something of a natural good.What a sad legacy to pass down to our daughters! May God have mercy on us and on our children.

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