Pro-Life Groups Urge SCOTUS to Uphold Health Standards for Abortion Clinics

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By: Scott Zipperle
Posted on: March 01, 2016

Pro-Life Groups Urge SCOTUS to Uphold Health Standards for Abortion Clinics


March 1, 2016
CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

Abortion Proponents Should Care About Safety If They Are Truly Pro-Woman

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, March 2, the Supreme Court will decide on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. This case centers on Texas’s restrictions on abortion clinics, which were upheld by the Fifth Circuit court. The March for Life Education and Defense fund is urging the court to uphold the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision so that abortion clinics are upheld to the same standards as other surgical outpatient clinics.

“For years, beauty parlors, public pools and veterinary clinics were held to higher levels of regulatory oversight than abortion clinics in most states. It is only after women suffered terrible health consequences, including death, at the hands of poorly-regulated abortion clinics that states like Texas have since passed laws raising the health standards of these facilities.”

“As the head of a pro-life organization formed after Roe v Wade to oppose abortion and build a culture of life, my sincere hope is that no woman will step foot in an abortion facility in her own best interest as well as that of her baby. But until that day, can’t we agree that abortion facilities should be held to the same safety standards as other surgical outpatient centers? Abortion proponents should care about safety, if they are truly pro-woman.”

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.

Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund is available for commentary. For more information, please contact Ryan Hughes at or (703) 739-5920.


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