DeLauro, Third Way Applaud President Obama’s focus on Common Ground Approach to Abortion
On the 36th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (Conn. -3) and Rachel Laser, culture Program Director at the Third Way, applauded President Barack Obama’s focus on moving beyond the divisiveness of abortion to find common ground and reduce the need for abortion.
“In his first statement on abortion, President Obama signaled his strong commitment to the common ground approach of protecting the right to choose, while reducing the need for abortion. By embracing and advocating for this common ground approach, Barack Obama has taken another step toward fulfilling his promise to change the tone in Washington. I look forward to working with the President on the shared goal of preventing unintended pregnancies, and supporting pregnant women, new families and adoption,” said DeLauro.
“With his first words on abortion, President Obama has begun to fulfill his campaign promise to find common ground on this divisive issue. The majority of Americans believe that we can and must both protect Roe v. Wade and implement an ambitious policy agenda to reduce the need for abortion. With his statement, President Obama has ushered in the new politics of abortion,” said Laser.
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