On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt case by striking down provisions of Texas HB2 as unconstitutional.
This decision allows all Texas clinics currently open to stay open and paves the way for more clinics to open in the future.
This week's decision continues to fuel the powerful momentum for ensuring women’s rights and against political interference in the right to safe, legal abortion.
We realize the fight to protect women’s access to the full range of health services does not end today. This is a first step toward dismantling medically unnecessary laws aimed at undermining women’s abilities to exercise their rights.
The Court has spoken: women are fully capable of making their own health decisions and have the right to access services that respect them as full human beings.
We know that year after year legislators introduce bills like the 20-week abortion ban and bills that would ban a safe abortion method that make it harder for women and doctors to make the best medical decisions.
These restrictions have got to stop.
Until they do, we’ll continue to be your eyes and ears at the State House, watching legislation and letting you know each time you can get involved in stopping harmful bills in their tracks.
Thank you for standing strong for South Carolina women.