CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN

Maryland’s 8th District

For Immediate Release

January 22, 2016

CONTACT:   Ian Jannetta – 202-225-1527

Van Hollen Statement on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Washington, DC – Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade:

“Today we commemorate the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, a landmark moment toward ensuring reproductive rights and greater equality for women. But over four decades later, Republicans continue to wage an ideological and ground war against women’s reproductive health care choices, and women and families across the country are suffering the consequences.

“At the federal, state, and local level, we need to remain vigilant against attacks on reproductive rights and proactively work to expand access to women’s health services. That’s why I’m a proud supporter of the Women’s Health Protection Act and the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act, and why I’ve led the fight against attacks on women’s health in the budget. We must aggressively protect – and expand – a woman’s right to her own health choices.”