National Organization for Women (NOW)

For Immediate Release


Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116; cell 202-641-1906

Marking 36 Years of Roe v. Wade: A New President, a New Commitment to Protecting Women's Reproductive Rights


On Thursday, Jan. 22, the National Organization for Women (NOW) will
hold its annual vigil at the U.S. Supreme Court, commemorating and
celebrating the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision affirming women's constitutional right to abortion.

"We are celebrating 36 years of Supreme Court recognition that the
Constitution protects women's right to legal abortion. But not a day
goes by without threats to our reproductive freedom," said NOW
President Kim Gandy.

"The promise of Roe is already denied to many women, and
recent restrictions limit access to birth control and emergency
contraception as well. We look forward to quick action by the
Obama-Biden administration and a new Congress to undo the damage and
strengthen women's reproductive healthcare," said Gandy.

WHAT: NOW's annual vigil commemorating the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 2009

WHERE: In front of the U.S. Supreme Court

TIME: 5:00 PM


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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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