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Roe vs. Wade Day

On Roe vs. Wade Day, we remember the landmark Supreme Court decision that protects women's reproductive rights. Let's continue to fight for their freedom and autonomy!
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Get ready to commemorate a landmark decision in American history on January 22, as we observe Roe vs. Wade Day. This day marks the anniversary of the historic Supreme Court ruling in 1973, which declared that access to safe and legal abortion is a fundamental right for women across the country. It continues to be a highly debated and controversial issue, but this day serves as a reminder of the progress made towards reproductive rights for women. So let's celebrate this important step towards equality and empowerment with pride and determination!

History of Roe vs. Wade Day

Roe vs. Wade Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lawsuit Filed</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Jane Roe" (a pseudonym for Norma McCorvey) files a lawsuit against Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County, challenging the constitutionality of Texas's abortion laws.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Supreme Court Ruling</div><div class='timeline-text'>On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issues a 7–2 decision in favor of Roe that held that women, in consultation with their doctor, have a constitutionally protected right to have an abortion in the early stages of pregnancy without government restriction.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1982</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Observance</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first observance of National Roe vs. Wade Day takes place, marking the anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Reaffirmation of Roe v. Wade</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Supreme Court reaffirms the core holding of Roe v. Wade in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, albeit with a new standard for reviewing restrictions on abortion.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Renewed Controversy</div><div class='timeline-text'>Several states pass restrictive abortion laws in an attempt to prompt the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, sparking national attention and controversy.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Roe vs. Wade Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a rally or march</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Join the thousands of people who gather every year to commemorate and celebrate Roe vs. Wade Day by attending a rally or march in support of reproductive rights.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself and others</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to learn more about the history and impact of Roe vs. Wade and share this knowledge with others. This could include hosting a discussion, screening a documentary, or sharing educational resources on social media.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to a reproductive rights organization</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support the work of organizations that protect and defend reproductive rights by making a donation on Roe vs. Wade Day. You can also consider volunteering your time or resources to help further their mission.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a film screening</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a movie night and watch a film that highlights the importance of reproductive rights and the impact of Roe vs. Wade. This can also be a great opportunity for discussion and education.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Support local businesses owned by women</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use your purchasing power to support local businesses owned and operated by women on Roe vs. Wade Day. This can help promote economic empowerment and celebrate the contributions of women in society.</p></div></div>

Why Roe vs. Wade Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It protects reproductive rights</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Roe vs. Wade was a landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States. This decision protects the right of women to make decisions about their own bodies and reproductive health, ensuring that they have access to safe and legal abortion services.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It empowers women</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By upholding a woman's right to choose, Roe vs. Wade gives women agency over their own lives and bodies. It allows them to pursue education, careers, and other goals without fear of an unplanned pregnancy derailing their plans. This empowerment is crucial for achieving gender equality.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages open discussion and education</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The continued celebration and recognition of Roe vs. Wade Day brings attention to important issues surrounding reproductive rights and encourages open dialogue about these topics. It also serves as a reminder of the progress made in this area and the need to continue working towards further advancements.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Roe vs. Wade Day

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When is Roe vs. Wade Day?

Roe vs. Wade Day is celebrated on January 22 every year. In 2024 Roe vs. Wade Day will occur on a Monday.

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