On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we reaffirm its historic commitment to protect the health and reproductive freedom of women across this country and stand by its guiding principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters, and women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care. Today and every day, my Administration continues our efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and minimize the need for abortion. On this anniversary, we recommit ourselves to supporting women and families in the choices they make and redouble our efforts to promote safe and healthy communities.STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT OBAMA
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
President Obama issues statement which praises Roe v. Wade
Today, the White House released the following statement by President Obama on Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. President Obama has a long history of supporting abortion on demand, including favoring the use of tax dollars to pay for abortion.