U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) released the following statement on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade:
"The Constitution guarantees women the right to reproductive health freedom. This was the landmark Supreme Court decision 40 years ago today that positively redefined a fundamental right to privacy in this country. I have always been a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade. Today, a broad majority of Americans support the Supreme Court decision and a majority says that abortion should be legal in all or most circumstances.
"I am proud that the 2010 Affordable Care Act guarantees the majority of women with access to comprehensive preventive health care and screenings, and coverage for contraception and contraceptive counseling. These provisions will help reduce unwanted pregnancies and protect women's health."