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Pelosi Statement on the 38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade


Location: Washington, DC

Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in recognition of the 38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

"On Saturday, as we commemorate the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting a woman's right to make her own reproductive health care decisions.

"As I have throughout my time in Congress, I will fight in the 112th Congress to ensure a woman's right to choose and oppose threats to Roe v. Wade that would depart from the status quo of no taxpayer funding for abortions, and threaten women's reproductive rights. That is because decisions about whether to have a child do not and should not rest with the government. We believe a woman -- in consultation with her family, her physician, and her faith -- is best qualified to make that decision.

"I will continue to work to preserve the right to privacy while promoting a comprehensive approach to reproductive health care, including planning for healthy families, reducing the number of abortions and unintended pregnancies, and providing full and medically-accurate sexuality education."

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