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  • Defense of a Woman’s Right to Choose

    by Representative Tulsi Gabbard

    Posted on 2013-01-23

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    GABBARD of hawaii in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Ms. GABBARD. Mr. Speaker, forty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a woman's constitutional right to choose in Roe v. Wade. This landmark decision ensures that women can make their own health decisions, and if they want to, consult with their doctor, family, and faith.



    Four decades later, even though abortion remains legal, women still face enormous barriers--barriers that wholly violate the spirit of the Roe v. Wade decision. I support efforts to increase access to affordable healthcare services which can contribute to fewer unplanned and teen pregnancies, a goal we should all support.

    This monumental Supreme Court ruling remains under attack, as the ability for women to be free to make what is often the most difficult decision in their lives, is constantly challenged. Now more than ever, we must remain steadfast in our defense of a woman's right to choose.

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