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Jan 22, 2016 4:32 PM

NH politicians, Bernie Sanders release statements on 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision

Friday, Jan 22., 2016 marks the 43rd anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s 7-2 Roe v. Wade decision, and political figures from the Granite State, and Bernie Sanders - are speaking out.

Gov. Maggie Hassan said, “As we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Roe V. Wade decision, it’s critical that we redouble our efforts to ensure that women and families can make their own choices and stand up against attacks on women’s health care.”

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said, “Today we’re reminded that the Roe v. Wade decision was a giant step forward for women. While it’s important to appreciate how far we’ve come, women’s reproductive rights remain under relentless assault, and we must redouble our efforts to prevent any attempts to turn back the clock. Women, not their employers or the government, should be in charge of their own healthcare choices.”

Presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders weighed in, stating, “The decision handed down by the Supreme Court 43 years ago in Roe v. Wade guaranteed a woman’s right to choose. As president, and as someone who has a 100 percent pro-choice voting record in Congress, I will do everything that I can to protect and preserve a woman’s right to an abortion.”

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