Press Statement
Supreme Court Ruling a ‘Major Victory for Women’s Health & Rights’

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is a critically important victory because it reaffirms a woman’s constitutional right to make her own decisions about her health, her family and her future. This decision sends a strong message that politicians cannot use ‘bad medicine’ laws to shut down abortion clinics, and that women must be able to access abortion care no matter where they live.

Today’s landmark decision protects access to abortion for Texas women, but the fight is not over. Anti-choice politicians across the country continue to pass ‘bad medicine’ laws that replace medical standards with their own ideology and compromise the high-quality, evidence-based health care women need and deserve. Today’s decision is the first step in dismantling hundreds of ‘bad medicine’ laws aimed at pushing abortion care out of reach. It is a major victory for women’s health and rights.”

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