Texas AG: SCOTUS Took Away Our ‘Ability To Protect Women’s Health’

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June 27, 2016 10:31 a.m.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), whose office defended the Texas abortion law, on Monday lamented the Supreme Court’s decision ruling against the anti-abortion law.

“HB2 was an effort to improve minimum safety standards and ensure capable care for Texas women. It’s exceedingly unfortunate that the court has taken the ability to protect women’s health out of the hands of Texas citizens and their duly-elected representatives,” Paxton said in the statement.

The Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt struck down Texas provisions requiring abortion clinics to have admitting privileges with local hospitals and mandating that the clinics meet the same standards as surgical centers.

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