For Immediate Release
NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Statement on SCOTUS Ruling Striking Down Clinic Shutdown Law
TEXAS - On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic ruling striking down provisions of a Texas law that would have forced all but 9 abortion clinics in the state to close. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Texas clinics in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling:
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a victory for Texans’ health and safety. This decision means that the remaining abortion clinics in Texas won’t have to close their doors and paves the way for other clinics to open to meet the needs of underserved communities across the state.
“This landmark decision continues the powerful momentum for reproductive rights and against political interference in our right to safe, legal abortion. The fight to protect abortion access does not end today—this is just the first step in dismantling laws that make it harder for people to access the health care they need.”
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NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as "one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America."