Happy Birthday, Roe v. Wade!

Have a cupcake or mini-pie in honor of the 38th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that protected a woman's right to choose. Don't like desserts? Here's some other ways to celebrate.

  • Contact your congressional representatives and tell them to defend Roe and other pro-choice legislation.
  • Volunteer with a pro-choice organization in your community.
  • Participate in a pro-choice demonstration or parade.
  • Put a pro-choice bumper sticker on your car or bike.
  • Host a get-together at your house where you and your friends trade information about reproductive rights and upcoming legislation that could impact those rights.
  • Support a pro-choice candidate who's running for office in your area—either with time or your vote.
  • Post about the importance of reproductive rights on your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or OtherSpace.
  • Buy an airplane, put a "Keep Abortion Legal" banner on the back, and fly over your town every morning.

A special shoutout goes to Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee, the Texas lawyers who won the 1973 case. Weddington was only 26 at the time! Most of us don't win our first Supreme Court cases until we're in our 30s.