DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the following statement in advance of the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade this Sunday, January 22:
“It’s disturbing and unacceptable that 50 years after Roe vs. Wade, our daughters now have fewer rights than their mothers did. While it’s inspiring that folks organized and made their voices heard at the ballot box to make abortion a constitutional right in Michigan, let me be very clear: Republicans are working to make abortion illegal across the country and to pass laws that would make it a crime for doctors to provide vital health care. The fight against these dangerous policies is far from over. This is personal for me, and I won’t give up until every American woman is free to make health care decisions with her doctor without interference from politicians and judges.”
Peters was the first U.S. Senator to publicly share his personal family story with abortion – which he shared in 2020 and told on the Senate floor. Peters was also featured in a USA Today story, speaking about his family’s heartbreaking experience.