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Zoey Lichtenheld, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, zoey@prochoicetexas.org, (512) 659-8650

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NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Statement on SCOTUS Ruling Striking Down Clinic Shutdown Law

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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 fights for reproductive freedom for every body. Each day, we organize and mobilize to protect that freedom by fighting for access to abortion care, birth control, aid parental leave, and protections from pregnancy discrimination.

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