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Annual Celebrations

Roe v Wade Day

Every January 22
Roe v Wade Day commemorates the day on January 22, 1973 that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law criminalizing abortion except in rare circumstances. The high court did so under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in which it found a right to privacy. The result was legalizing abortion in most states with similar laws. Before Roe, women wanting an abortion for unapproved reasons or to avoid scrutiny often resorted to unsafe abortion methods. Many women died or were permanently harmed by abortions during the era in which it was unlawful or severely restricted.

Women’s History Month

Every March