I don't think Planned Parenthood will mind my posting this:
It's official. Today marks 40 years of Roe v. Wade — 40 years of protecting every woman's fundamental right to make her own personal medical decisions.
Even after 40 years, a small but vocal group of politicians is still fighting tooth and nail to take that right away. So today more than ever, it's important that people like you, who trust women, speak out and let them know that Roe is here for good.
Thank you for standing up for women's health and rights, on this important anniversary, and every single day.
It's been 40 years since Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in this country.
Forty years of protecting every woman's fundamental right to make the most personal medical decisions.
Forty years of ensuring that abortion remains a safe and legal procedure for a woman to consider, if she needs it.
And, it's been 40 years of facing a vocal minority of politicians and others who continue to insist on interfering with a woman's decisions about her own health.
That's why, as the 40th anniversary approaches on Tuesday, those of us who trust women, who value their health and rights, have something to say — and we hope you'll join us: Roe is here for good.
Roe is here for the good it has done for our mothers and grandmothers, and every woman who fought for the right to make her own health care decisions. We will not give up what they fought so hard and suffered so long to achieve.
Roe is here for the good it does me and women nationwide. We won't allow a small band of politicians and out-of-touch activists to interfere with a woman's personal health care decisions. We won't allow lawmakers to stand between women and their doctors.
Roe is here for the good of our daughters, who deserve to live in a world that respects their decisions and their rights. They are counting on us to protect their health, to move forward and never turn back. We won't return them to the world that generations of women before them left behind. We will secure their right to make their own decisions today, so they don't have to fight for them tomorrow.
To celebrate this milestone, we wanted to share the amazing impact this landmark decision has had on the lives of women. Take a look at all of the good Roe has done over the last 40 years, and then take a minute to recommit to making sure it stays here for good.
Thank you for standing with us today to honor this important anniversary, and every day. Sincerely,
Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Federation of America