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Roe v. Wade under attack

Today marks the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. I clearly remember the day Roe was announced – January 22, 1973, when I was a first-year law student. Now, as Oregon's first woman Attorney General, I am leading a 21-state lawsuit fighting the Trump administration's horrible Title X Gag Rule, intended to shut down reproductive health care clinics throughout the country.

Many of us know what it felt like to be a young woman in America before Roe v. Wade. Yet, the progress we thought we made nearly a half-century ago has practically been nullified in many states by the myriad restrictions placed on women's freedom to choose when – and whether – to bear a child.

In a free country, a woman's right to make choices about her body should be something we take for granted. Yet, today in America, it's one of the most contested and vulnerable. I look at our highest courts today and, unfortunately, I have to question whether that freedom is in safer hands now than it was in any of the previous five decades.

That's why as attorney general since 2012 I have drawn a hard line and made reproductive freedom a top priority for my office.

It's why I advocated for the practice of the Democratic Attorneys General Association only supporting candidates who pledge their commitment to that freedom. It's why I'm leading the Title X charge against the Trump administration and joining my sister states in every challenge to these freedoms.

And it's why I'm running for re-election. Roe v. Wade must remain the law of our land.

Join me in this fight. Help us protect women's reproductive rights by chipping in $3 right now.


Posted on January 22, 2020.
Oregon is a special place. As Attorney General, I am working hard to keep it that way for future generations of Oregonians.Oregon is a special place. As Attorney General, I am working hard to keep it that way for future generations of Oregonians.

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