Happy 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade!

Thirty-seven years ago today, the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the United States, opening the door for millions of women to safely and legally decide whether or not they wanted to carry a pregnancy to term.

  • PPNYC’s CEO Joan Malin has a great piece up at the Huffington Post, reminding us that abortion is health care.
  • NARAL is holding Blog for Choice Day which I highly recommend reading.
  • And RH Reality Check has been hosting a series of What Does Roe Mean to You? essays.
  • I’ve heard terrifying stories of women who went to desperate measures to get an abortion before Roe was decided, from a shack in the Virginia woods to flying to Puerto Rico or Europe. And I’ve heard stories of women who were lucky enough to be able to decide to have an abortion in the 37 years since Roe was decided — and the relief and gratitude they felt at being able to make that decision.

    One in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. Thank you to everyone who’s been working to keep this procedure safe, legal and available.

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