U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Marks Roe v. Wade Anniversary
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke issued the following statement today as the nation marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
“Roe v. Wade established that every woman has the right to the control of her body – a right that already existed for every man. Yet, politicians in many states are trying to undermine that right, and to restrict access to necessary health care services, especially for women in underserved communities,” stated Representative Yvette D. Clarke.
“As Americans, we have a choice – to remain silent or voice our opposition towards the partisan politics that have left women out of the national debate concerning their health and right to choose.
“Roe v. Wade is the law of the land. We need to accept this and move on so that we can focus our priorities on other pieces of legislation that impact the quality of life for women such as the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act,” concluded Representative Clarke.
U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Small Business Committee and the Homeland Security Committee, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents several neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which includes Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, Ocean Hill, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.