Wendy Davis ‘Overjoyed’ After SCOTUS Ruling Against Abortion Law

June 27, 2016 10:54 a.m.

Wendy Davis, the former Democratic Texas state lawmaker known for filibustering a Texas anti-abortion law, said on Monday that she was “overjoyed” after learning that the Supreme Court ruled against the law.

“I’m overjoyed,” she said on MSNBC on Monday. “I have to tell you, I was fighting back tears a moment ago, as I was reading the SCOTUSblog, and the first line that came out saying that the Fifth Circuit opinion or decision had been reversed. It’s incredible news for the women of Texas. It’s incredible news for women throughout this country.”

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

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