Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

“As we celebrate the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision that protects a woman’s right to make her own reproductive health choices, we are so grateful for all the mothers, sisters, daughters and friends whose lives have been saved by the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Thanks to this core constitutional right, women no longer have to suffer through dangerous procedures that irreparably harmed them, or in many cases, killed them – just to have control over their own bodies.

“Despite the lifesaving progress we’ve made under Roe, the freedoms it affirms are under constant attack. From Congress to state legislatures around the nation, we are seeing an unprecedented assault on a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her body and her health. That is why, upon this 43rd anniversary, we must rededicate ourselves to protecting and expanding access to women’s health care.

“Simply stated, health care decisions are best left between a woman and her doctor – not the government. My Democratic colleagues and I will continue working every single day to ensure that women don’t have health care decisions imposed on or decided for them.”