Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 20, 2023 / 17:45 pm
As tens of thousands of pro-life activists marched to the Supreme Court on Friday for the annual March for Life, President Joe Biden issued a pro-abortion proclamation to commemorate the anniversary of the now-obsolete Roe V. Wade decision.
“I call upon Americans to honor generations of advocates who have fought for reproductive freedom, to recognize the countless women whose lives and futures have been saved and shaped by the Roe v. Wade decision, and to march forward with purpose as we work together to restore the right to choose,” Biden said in his proclamation.
The president officially recognized Jan. 22 as the 50th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, saying the Supreme Court “got Roe right 50 years ago.”
The decision, which was handed down on Jan. 22, 1973, proclaimed abortion to be a constitutional right and barred states from enforcing most abortion restrictions. On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court fully reversed that decision and ruled that the constitution does not protect a right to have an abortion, returning the issue of abortion to the states to regulate as they see fit.