U.S. Senator Chris Coons issued the following statement today to mark the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade.
"Thirty-nine years ago, the United States Supreme Court recognized a woman's right to make her own decisions about starting a family and protecting her body. As we mark today's anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must recommit ourselves to defending against attempts to erode this fundamental constitutional principle and deny women their reproductive rights.
"In my first year in the Senate, I often witnessed the tenacious commitment of those who prioritize rolling back reproductive rights above everything else. For some members of Congress, the anti-choice agenda has even trumped job creation. While we have been largely able to fend off their attacks, we must remain vigilant in the preservation of reproductive rights and ensure all women in this country have access to the highest-quality health care available.
"Today, on the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, I pledge to continue fighting for accessible and affordable reproductive care for Delawareans and all Americans."