Obama reflects on significance of Roe v. Wade case

AP News

1/22/2012 1:09:25 PM - AP News

President Barack Obama is marking the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision by saying that the ruling was more than just about establishing a woman's right to an abortion.

Obama says in a statement that the court's decision also makes clear that the government "should not intrude on private family matters."

The president says he's committed to protecting a woman's right to choose and "this fundamental constitutional right."