Linda Shrewsbury, a founding member of American Victims of Abortion and Black Americans for Life, who had an abortion shortly before Roe v. Wade, spoke about all the pain women can experience because of abortion.
“In the years I spent just crying over abortion, I would have this vision that if we could put together everyone’s grief, all the women involved, all the families, the grief of 55 million abortions … if we put it all together, it would be this incredible volcano of grief and truth. Something that would just erupt and sweep abortion away,” Shrewsbury said.
Black, who recently introduced legislation to eliminate Title X federal funding to organizations like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions, added that the real war on women is furthered by the lack of uniform informed consent laws for abortion.
Obama issued a statement reaffirming his commitment to abortion rights on Tuesday.
“Today and every day, my administration continues our efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and minimize the need for abortion,” Obama said. “On this anniversary, we recommit ourselves to supporting women and families in the choices they make and redouble our efforts to promote safe and healthy communities.”