Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray released the following statement on the 40th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court Decision to constitutionally guarantee access to safe and legal reproductive choice in the United States:
"As we mark the 40th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we must recommit to defending women's reproductive health. While we have had many major victories over the past four decades to reaffirm this decision, there is no denying there are those who are committed to turning the clock back on women and families in America and their access to the health care services and choices they deserve. We all want to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, but as a Senator -- and as a mother and grandmother -- I am deeply concerned about the attempts around our country to slash health care and education options that will only produce the opposite effect. Women in this country must remain the primary decision makers when it comes to private choices about their bodies and we all must continue the fight to protect this right for the next forty years and beyond."