President Obama marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion decision with a statement Tuesday reaffirming his administration’s support for women to make their own decisions about their health.

On the anniversary of the ruling, “we reaffirm its historic commitment to protect the health and reproductive freedom of women across this country and stand by its guiding principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters, and women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care,” Obama said.

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