Today, the League marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. For decades, the League has championed Roe v. Wade, both for upholding the right of individuals to make their own reproductive choices and the constitutional right to privacy.
| Betsy Lawson
| Elisabeth MacNamara
The League is pleased that the Blunt Amendment was defeated earlier today by a vote of 51-48. This amendment was about discrimination based on sex and nothing else. The League is disappointed that so many Senators failed to support preventative health care for women. Congress should not be playing politics with a woman's access to contraception. We remain concerned that ill-defined "religious and moral" objections will continue to be proposed as a means of discriminating against women.