Your Right to Choose
We must keep in mind that freedom to make this choice was not always available to women in our country.
Since 1973, women have had the right to choose their own own reproductive choices and it is guaranteed and recognized by the United States Supreme Court.
Until that time, laws in many states banned abortions and other reproductive healthcare for women. As a result of the monumental 1973 Supreme Court case, Roe vs. Wade, courts and lawmakers were required to permit women, with the help of their doctors, to make these very personal reproductive decisions for themselves.
Each woman’s choice became her own private, personal decision. We, at Presidential Women’s Center, are here because we respect the right to choose—your right to choose—and we want you to be able to make your reproductive choices in the most supportive and caring environment we can offer.
“We recognize the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child. That right necessarily includes the right of a woman to decide whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.”
– United States Supreme Court, January 23, 1973, Roe vs. Wade.