Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth has released a statement about the historic decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court 40 years ago today.
Tuesday, January 22
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 …
According to recent polls and research, public opinion is shifting since the U.S. Supreme Court decision forty years ago gave women the right to choose abortion.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the culture-changing Roe v. Wade decision, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting a woman's right to choose abortion was a violation of her constitutional rights. Since January 22, 1973, the debate, and perception of Roe v. Wade, has evidently, evolved. According to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, a majority of Americans say in most all cases, abortion should be legal. The poll shows 54 percent of adults believe the right to have an abortion should be afforded to women in all cases, or with exceptions, while 44 percent say it should be illegal. Seventy percent of people are against Roe v. Wade ever being overturned, according to the poll. The ruling by Supreme Court justices all…