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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on the 37th Anniversary of Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade

Today we recognize the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which affirms every woman’s fundamental constitutional right to choose whether to have an abortion, as well as each American’s right to privacy from government intrusion. I have, and continue to, support these constitutional rights. 

I also remain committed to working with people of good will to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and families, and strengthen the adoption system. 

Today and every day, we must strive to ensure that all women have limitless opportunities to fulfill their dreams.