39 Years of Roe
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This Sunday, January 22, will mark the 39th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade- the watershed ruling that recognized the right to safe, legal abortion care.
Although abortion has recently been a hot-button issue in the news, the majority of Americans support and respect the decision each woman makes about her own reproductive health and pregnancy. But in 2011, state legislatures tripled the number of abortion restrictions passed the previous year: twenty-four states enacted 92 new abortion restrictions. This contradicts mainstream opinion, and reminds us that our advocacy work is more important than ever.
Commemorate this Roe anniversary by thanking the women and men who make access to reproductive health care possible. Send a Thank You note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass it along to our health center staff. Or visit us on Facebook and share your thoughts there!
You are also invited to the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice's half-day conference on Sunday: Choice + Justice + Faithful Advocacy (www.CaliforniaRCRC.org). We hope to see you there!
January 19, 2012