It was 45 years ago that the Supreme Court decided that abortion should be absolutely legal and even today we’re still fighting to keep it that way. At the Women’s March in Las Vegas on Sunday, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards spoke about the importance of the landmark case and how the organization she leads is keeping it alive. Because the fight for reproductive rights encompasses not just the right to obtain safe, legal abortions, but also providing millions of American women with access to birth control and adequate sexual education.
“We actually have the lowest abortion rate since Roe was decided,” she says. “But unfortunately now this administration wants to take all that way.”
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