President Barack Obama on Friday commemorated the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion by releasing a statement that doesn’t include the word “abortion”.
Here’s the official White House statement:
Today, we mark the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which affirmed a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health. The decision supports the broader principle that the government should not intrude on private decisions made between a woman and her doctor. As we commemorate this day, we also redouble our commitment to protecting these constitutional rights, including protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her right to reproductive freedom from efforts to undermine or overturn them. In America, every single one of us deserves the rights, freedoms, and opportunities to fulfill our dreams.
Roe v. Wade is widely known as the ruling that legalized abortions in the United States. The Supreme Court ruling mentions abortion over 150 times.