U.S. Supreme Court reaffirms women’s constitutional rights, strikes down Texas anti-abortion law
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed women’s constitutional rights and voted to strike down a Texas law that sought to close abortion clinics in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case. The decision allows Texas’s abortion clinics to stay open and paves the way for more clinics to open/reopen.
Below is a statement from Andrea Ledger, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota:
“Today is a victory for women’s health and rights. The Supreme Court rightfully rejected the deceptive Texas law and reaffirmed a woman’s constitutional right and ability to make her own decisions about her health care. This decision sends a message to the Minnesota legislature that similar laws proposed here will not withstand judicial scrutiny. However, we know that anti-choice extremists will continue to try to restrict a woman’s right to abortion, which is why our members will spend the next four months working to elect legislators who support access to safe, legal abortion.
“Also, this November, the Supreme Court is at stake, as the next president is likely to nominate multiple justices to the Court. The future of women’s health and rights hangs in the balance until then. It is critical that our next president support a woman’s constitutional right to make her own health care decisions.”
Andrea Ledger, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota