This Anniversary Marks a New Day for Women's Health

Thirty-six years after the groundbreaking Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, and just two days after the historic inauguration of our pro-choice President Barack Obama, women across the country are celebrating a new day for women’s health -- and for the health and well-being of their families. After eight years of efforts to undermine women’s health, we now have a president who is committed to protecting and strengthening women’s health at home and abroad.

While we know there will be efforts in states across the country to undermine a women’s right to make personal health decisions, we believe that the American people have said clearly that they are ready for a new day. They are ready to put the divisive politics of the past behind them and move forward with commonsense solutions to our pressing national problems.

We look forward to working with our new president and our new Congress on the critical health priorities facing women, including ensuring access to affordable, quality health care; instituting commonsense policies that reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and teen pregnancies; and expanding access to affordable family planning and prevention care, both domestically and internationally.

It’s a brand new day...filled with opportunities that only three months ago seemed impossible...