Cross-posted from The Huffington Post
In 1973, two really interesting things happened. On January 22, the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade ruled that a woman's right to an abortion was protected under Constitutional privacy laws. And on March 18, I was born.
Forty years ago today, the Supreme Court issued its ruling on Roe v. Wade, protecting a woman's right to make decisions about her own body. Today, seven in ten Americans believe that ruling should stand. Ensuring women can decide when and how they start a family was pivotal in every success and milestone women have achieved over the last 40 years - and all the successes they're still achieving today.
2012 was an historic year all around. And we have the amazing members of our EMILY’s List community to thank. Records were broken, glass ceilings cracked, and none of it would have been possible without YOU. If you haven’t already, renew your EMILY’s List membership today! And if you’re already a 2013 member, invite three of your friends to join our ranks. With your continued support and hard work we can make history again, TOGETHER.
John Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House this week and the question on everyone’s mind: Why? The 112th Congress is going down in history as the least productive Congress on record, and it receives this distinction with the generous help of none other than the House Republican leadership.
Yesterday, the 113th Congress was sworn into office, including 16 new EMILY’s List women to the House and 9 EMILY’s List women to the Senate. With a record number of women entering both chambers and the incoming freshman class being the most diverse in history, there was a lot to celebrate. So we did!
Yesterday the 113th Congress was sworn into office, including 16 new EMILY’s List women to the House and 9 EMILY’s List women to the Senate – and of course, Maggie Hassan, the only female Democratic governor in the entire country. What a way to kick off the new year: a new batch of pro-choice Democratic women in Congress who will continue fighting for women and families and holding Republicans accountable. We’re so proud of the accomplishments of these women, the leadership they’ll bring to office and all the progress they’ll achieve.