Women were granted the right to obtain a legal abortion 43 years ago today through Roe vs. Wade. Twitter users responded with tweets of encouragement and pride for the rights of women everywhere.
Proud to support a woman's right to choose. Today, tomorrow, for all time. Respect the choices of individuals over their own bodies. #Roe43
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) January 22, 2016
My body. My choice. #Roe43
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) January 22, 2016
Even the president had something to say.
"The government should not intrude on private decisions made between a woman and her doctor." —President Obama #Roe43
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 22, 2016
Activists of women’s reproductive rights shared their excitement of this anniversary.
Roe v Wade affirmed women's authority over their own bodies. Preposterous it is challenged today! NYC is FIRMLY on the side of women. #Roe43
— Chirlane McCray (@Chirlane) January 22, 2016
We cannot take these rights for granted—we must ensure women have access to health care and can make their own health care decisions. #Roe43
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) January 22, 2016
Overall, the response has been positive in regards to this anniversary of women’s reproductive rights.