Roe v. Wade Is Under Threat
In solidarity, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team
In the wake of 2019’s Women’s Marches—supporting women’s rights, voting rights, and the need for Medicare For All—and amidst celebrations of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., reaffirming his dedication to human rights at all levels, today Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) celebrates the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion, and recognized women’s rights to control their own bodies by availing themselves of the full spectrum of women’s reproductive healthcare.
On January 22, 1973, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and six members of the Court ruled that an individual’s rights against government interference includes a woman’s decision to continue or terminate her pregnancy. In a 7 to 2 decision, the Court balanced an individual’s right to privacy and the state’s interests in protecting a potential human life. This landmark decision is under greater threat today than ever, with a right wing Senate and a 5-4 right wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. This, after hyper-partisan Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked President Obama’s moderate nominee, letting Trump appoint two extremists to the Court. We must elect strong progressives to rebalance our government!
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PDA’s work for women’s rights will continue until we reach full equality. It took far too long for America to recognize basic women’s rights—to vote, own property, secure credit, attend college, work in our chosen field, and—thanks to the Roe v. Wade decision—exercise control over our bodies and reproductive health.
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Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team
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