Speaker of the House Sara Gideon released the following statement in honor of the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

“Today, we remember and reaffirm the guiding principle behind the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision: every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. With the rights of women to make their own decisions about their reproductive freedoms under assault, we must recommit to providing women with safe, affordable healthcare and safeguarding their constitutional right to privacy. I will always fight for the rights of women to safely make their own health decisions and control their own future.”