On the 34th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the National Abortion Federation Releases its 2006 Legislative Report
As our nation today commemorates the 34th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) released its 2006 Legislative Report. While abortion rights remained under attack in 2006, there were several notable victories at the federal and state levels that could lay the groundwork for future pro-choice legislative victories.
“Legislative attacks on women’s reproductive freedom are all too common,” said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF. “Women deserve to have access to safe, legal, and accessible abortion care. At the same time that we celebrate what Roe v. Wade has done to improve the lives and health of American women, we must remain vigilant in opposing attempts to further restrict abortion access.”
The report examines key events in 2006, including the confirmation of Samuel Alito, the introduction of sweeping abortion bans in several states, successful campaigns against restrictive state ballot initiatives, the enactment of protective measures for abortion providers, the defeat of anti-abortion legislation on Capitol Hill, and the 2006 elections.
“NAF will continue to work on the state and federal levels to ensure that abortion is safe, legal, and accessible to promote health and justice for women,” said Saporta.
NAF’s 2006 Legislative Report is available at www.prochoice.org.