In honor of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the New York Civil Liberties Union released the following statement, attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman:

“New York has a long and proud tradition of supporting women’s dignity and equal rights, but sadly, New York today is not a place where little girls from the Bronx to Buffalo can grow up knowing that they will be treated fairly and equally. The New York Civil Liberties Union, working with a diverse group of people and organizations across the state, looks forward to passing a Women’s Equality Agenda that brings together the critical elements of a fair and just society for New York’s women, including fair treatment and pay on the job, no matter how big or small the work environment; protecting against sexual harassment in the workplace and violence at home; safeguarding against human trafficking; and ensuring that every woman has the right to make her own personal and private health care decisions without the interference of politicians or anyone else.”