WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27th, 2016: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt:
Alliance for Justice is gratified that the Supreme Court in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt has put an end to this transparent effort to undermine a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion through regulatory subterfuges and underhanded efforts to shut down women’s health providers. As a result of today’s action, the Court’s prior decisions guaranteeing a woman’s right to control her own reproductive choices have been reaffirmed. The Court has sent a strong message to state legislatures that efforts to undermine abortion rights will not be tolerated and that medically unnecessary regulations will be judged for what they really are: attacks on a woman’s right to make her own health decisions.
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