CONGRESSWOMAN LORETTA SANCHEZ APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT DECISION ON WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH V. HELLERSTEDT WASHINGTON, D.C.
Loretta Sanchez statement after the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, reversing the 5th Circuit’s previous decision and rejecting Texas’ efforts to undermine a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own health care decisions:
Along with countless women breathing a sigh of relief across America, I applaud the Supreme Court for decisively protecting a woman’s right to choose. HB2 has jeopardized Texas women’s health by drastically limiting their access to safe and legal abortions. We are thankful for today’s decision in firmly reversing the 5th Circuit’s previous ruling, the Justices saw through Texas’ insidious smoke and mirrors attempt to take away a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. This decision is victory for women, but is a chilling victory all the same. It is a strong reminder that we live in a grim new normal of increasing and unyielding malicious attacks on women’s health in Congress and in State legislatures. We’ve won this fight today, but must remain vigilant in protecting women’s access to contraception and their constitutionally-protected right to choose.