Social Work and the Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

Jan 23, 2012

Thirty-nine years ago today, January 22, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a women’s right to chose is protected and guaranteed by the Constitution.   Despite efforts from some state legislatures to introduce and even pass a number of abortion restriction bills, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land.   Based on the principles of self-determination, human rights and social justice, NASW has long advocated for reproductive health services for all women. 

In related news, the Obama administration announced that health insurers must proved free access to birth control as part of the reforms established by the Affordable Care Act.  To read the HHS press release, go to: