22 January 2010

Happy birthday, Roe v. Wade

Today, January 22, 2010, marks the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. In doing so, the Court recognized a woman's right to sovereignty over her own body, based on the right to privacy as guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.

And it has held up all these years, empowering women despite the still-vocal anti-choice crowd who would rather be the ones controlling our bodies.

Here's to another 37 years of reproductive freedom -- many times over!

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