Planned Parenthood Keystone Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary of Roe v Wade
For Immediate Release: Jan. 22, 2023 (Updated: Jan. 22, 2023, 6 a.m.)
The abortion rights established by Roe v. Wade 50 years ago were stolen from us last year. We are facing a national crisis: 18 states have eliminated all or some abortions. But a better, more equitable future is ours and together we’ll build it. Pennsylvania remains an access state for millions of pregnant people betrayed by the Dobbs decision. Planned Parenthood Keystone unequivocally affirms our commitment to abortion as vital healthcare and the right of people to control their bodies, families, and futures. In a state that is the literal keystone of American democracy, we will always fight for the rights of our patients. Make no mistake – we will be relentless in our quest to protect and expand abortion care in Pennsylvania.
On this 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we are recommitted to centering the voices of our patients and providers, because these are the people on the front lines of the national crisis, especially Black and LGBTQIA+ people who can get pregnant. It is our hope that their stories and voices echo loud and clear in every home, hallway, courtroom, and community (even as the rights of Pennsylvanians continued to be challenged through constitutional amendments). You can join in the movement by visiting https://www.weareplannedparenthood.org/a/50th-anniversary-roe-v-wade-pledge.