BREAKING: Supreme Court Just Saved Abortion Access for Millions of American Women

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.


In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday to strike down a Texas law that sought to close abortion access for dozens of clinics in the state, a decision that effectively eliminates “undue burdens” on a woman’s right to get an abortion. Such burdens included requirements that abortions be performed only in ambulatory surgical centers, hospital-like facilities usually used to perform outpatient surgery, and that doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

The case, Whole Women’s Health v. Texas, marks the first time the Supreme Court has delivered a ruling on abortion since 2007.

Read the opinion in its entirety below:

 

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