SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Texas Abortion Case
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2015
|CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Pro-Life Advocates Urge Court to Support State’s Rights
|Washington, D.C. — The Supreme Court today decided to hear a case about life that promises to be the most significant abortion case in at least two decades, and could inject divisive social issues into the presidential race at a key moment. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, centers on a series of restrictions on Texas abortion providers and clinics, which led to the closure of about half of the state’s abortion facilities.
Until recently, abortion clinics were held to similar health regulations as beauty salons or public pools. In the wake of the scandals of Philadelphia abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, many states, including Texas, passed and exacted stricter regulations so that abortion facilities were held to the same regulations of outpatient surgical facilities.
“Abortion advocates often equate access to abortion with women’s health, but sadly are willing to lower the bar on abortion clinic standards,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund. “Today the Supreme Court made the right decision to hear this case and will hopefully let logic and reason prevail in their final decision. Duly elected Texas legislators spoke strongly when they moved to protect women and save lives.”
The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.
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