Monday, January 21, 2008

35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade a Powerful Reminder That
The Struggle for Women’s Health and Safety Continues

On the anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma commemorates 35 years of freedom for women and families and vowed to continue the fight to protect women’s health, increase access to affordable health care and birth control, and expand access to comprehensive sex ed.

Roe v. Wade is a powerful reminder that deciding whether and when to become a parent is one of the most personal and important choices we make. As the nation’s leading provider and advocate of reproductive health care, Planned Parenthood knows firsthand that when women and couples have access to high-quality, affordable health care, they are able to plan healthy families.

Every year, in communities nationwide, Planned Parenthood provides millions of women, men and teens with the information, education and services they need to protect their health, prevent unintended pregnancy, plan and space healthy, wanted pregnancies — and ultimately, to fulfill their dreams and destinies.

Thirty-five years after Roe, the struggle to protect women’s health and safety continues, and it is time for the Oklahoma Legislature and the Bush administration to stop playing politics with public health, Planned Parenthood is calling on elected officials to work with us to expand access to reproductive health care and real sex education for women and families.

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