Women’s Groups Laud SCOTUS Ruling Against Texas Abortion Law

Women’s groups on Monday applauded the Supreme Court’s ruling against a Texas anti-abortion law.

Pro-choice group NARAL said it was a “great day for women.”

“The Supreme Court has powerfully reaffirmed a woman’s constitutional right to make her own decisions about her health, family, and future, no matter her zip code,” NARAL President Ilyse Hogue said in a statement.

“The Justices apparently saw what we already knew—that the Texas law under review and all those like it are never about protecting women. They are about trying to ban abortion and undermining a woman’s dignity and ability to determine her own future,” Hogue continued. “The Supreme Court rightfully rejected this assault on our constitutional rights and said with a clear voice that attacks on access to safe and legal abortion care—even deceptive attacks like the Texas law—will not stand. This decision will help to stem the public health crisis in Texas by allowing the remaining clinics in Texas to keep their doors open, and it paves the way for new clinics to open and meet the needs of the millions of women in underserved areas of Texas.”

In the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case, the Supreme Court struck down Texas state provisions mandating that abortion clinics have admitting privileges to nearby hospitals and meet the same standards as surgical centers.

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