Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Statement on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 22, 2014

“Today marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Though we should be celebrating a decision that has saved the lives of millions of women, instead, we stand at a moment where anti-choice extremists have doubled down on their attempts to dismantle abortion rights and women’s access to reproductive health care,” said Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan). “We must continue to be vigilant against encroachments into a woman’s right to make critical decisions about their bodies and their lives on their own. Here in New York State, which made access to abortion law before Roe v. Wade was even decided, we must pass all ten points of the Women’s Equality Act, which will send a resounding message across the county that we stand in solidarity with women everywhere who are fighting to preserve their reproductive freedom.”