On June 27, 2016, The U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic decision
striking down a Texas law designed to shut down most of the state’s
abortion clinics with medically unnecessary restrictions.
The decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt reaffirms a woman’s constitutional right to access legal abortion, and will empower women to fight back against deceptive anti-choice laws in Texas and beyond.
This decisive rejection of clinic shutdown laws marks the most significant abortion-related ruling from the Court in more than two decades, and will have national impact in states where similar laws threaten to shutter abortion clinics with medically unnecessary red tape.