Press Statement
Victory for Women’s Health: Ness Applauds U.S. Supreme Court for Allowing Some Women’s Health Clinics in Texas to Re-Open While the Courts Consider the State’s Anti-Choice Law

“We applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for this evening reinstating the injunction that blocked a Texas law that had closed nearly all the women’s health clinics in the state. The Texas law is clearly unconstitutional, and it must not be allowed to remain in effect, even temporarily, and deny women access to the health care they need.

Tonight’s action is a victory for women’s health. It is very good news that 13 clinics around the state that provide safe, legal abortion care will be allowed to re-open, but this must not be a temporary reprieve. Women in Texas, and in every state, deserve access to the full range of reproductive health services. It’s time for politicians to exit the exam room, and stop passing laws designed to close the clinics women rely on for family planning, abortion care, and other essential health services.

Women are counting on the courts to protect their right to reproductive health care, including safe, legal abortion, from extremist anti-choice politicians. Women could not have more at stake as the courts consider this law.”

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