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* On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, thousands of protesters flooded the mall for the annual March for Life. These are their stories.
* On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a man rammed an “older SUV” into a Minnesota Planned Parenthood, preventing no abortions and hurting no one. “It’s never happened before and we don’t expect it to happen again,” said a regional exec.
* On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Tiger Beatdown participated in “Blog for Choice” by imagining the decision on its 36th birthday: “Roe vs. Wade is thirty-six years old today! This means that, if it were a person, its friends and relatives would already be talking to it about how it totally should have had a baby by now, don’t you think?”
* On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Obama issued a statement reaffirming his commitment to “protecting a woman’s right to choose” and “ensuring that our daughters have the same rights and opportunities as our sons,” surely disappointing that guy (above). [via Rolling Stone]. Obama’s full statement is after the jump.
On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we are reminded that this decision not only protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose.
While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue, no matter what our views, we are united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce the need for abortion, and support women and families in the choices they make. To accomplish these goals, we must work to find common ground to expand access to affordable contraception, accurate health information, and preventative services.
On this anniversary, we must also recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights and opportunities as our sons: the chance to attain a world-class education; to have fulfilling careers in any industry; to be treated fairly and paid equally for their work; and to have no limits on their dreams. That is what I want for women everywhere.