36 Years After Roe, Obama Affirms Support for Choice

Thousands protest on anniversary of landmark abortion ruling
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2009 4:57 PM CST
With the Capitol in the background, abortion opponents march to the Supreme Court in Washington today to mark the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama acknowledged the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade today by reaffirming his support for the abortion rights that ruling secured, CBS reports. “I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose,” Obama said in a statement, adding that, regardless of political persuasion, reducing unwanted pregnancies should be a common aim. Anti-abortion activists marked the anniversary with protests on the National Mall.