The Supreme Court of the United States reaffirms a woman’s right to choose without undue burdens placed on abortion clinics.
Texas Abortion Law SB2 ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL by the Supreme Court
The Huffington Post reports the following.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck as unconstitutional part of a restrictive Texas statute that threatened to shutter half of the state’s remaining abortion clinics and deny millions of women the right to a safe abortion.
The ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt represents the most significant victory for abortion rights at the high court since the turn of the century, as states have scrambled to pass and defend similar laws across the country, seeking to chip away at the landmark Roe v. Wade.
That 1973 decision, refined by a conservative compromise in a 1992 case, established that the Constitution protects a woman’s right to end her pregnancy, but later rulings and conservative lobbying have given states leeway to craft abortion laws and regulations targeting not so much the right but those who facilitate it.
Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis and her pink sneakers must feel vindicated after fighting as hard as she could to defeat HB2, the Texas law the Supreme Court struck down.
Former Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted in on the ruling.
SCOTUS’s decision is a victory for women in Texas and across America. Safe abortion should be a right—not just on paper, but in reality. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 27, 2016
This story is being updated.