"We know that [women's health is] about whether or not women have equal rights under the law. We know that a woman’s right to make a decision about how many children she wants to have and when - without government interference - is one of the most fundamental freedoms we have in this country... I have worked on these issues for decades now. I put Roe [v. Wade] at the center of my lesson plan on reproductive freedom when I taught Constitutional Law. Not simply as a case about privacy but as part of the broader struggle for women’s equality... There will always be people, many of goodwill, who do not share my view on the issue of choice. On this fundamental issue, I will not yield..."
Speech given before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, July 17, 2007
Experts Individuals with MDs, PhDs, ThDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to abortion. Also top-level federal government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to abortion.
Involvement and Affiliations:
44th President of the United States, Jan. 20, 2009-Jan. 20, 2017
Recipient, Nobel Peace Prize, 2009
US Senator (D-IL), 2005-2008
Recipient, Honorary JD, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 2006
Recipient, Chairman's Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2005
Named one of 100 most influential people in the world, TIME magazine, 2005
Recipient, Honorary Doctorate, Knox College, 2005
Recipient, Harold Blake Walker Award, Christopher House, 2005
Democratic Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004
Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, 1992-1996