The Supreme Court stood with Texans and struck down parts of the dangerous clinic shutdown law that blocked so many people from being able to access safe and legal abortion. This is a HUGE victory! And a slap in the face to the anti-abortion extremists who pretended to care about women's health care long enough to pass these laws.
While this is a victory, we can't forget the devastating affects this law has already had: The dozens of clinics that have closed. The extra unnecessary energy, time and money that people seeking abortion were forced to endure. And the countless people who were unable to access abortion. We won't ignore the damage this law caused — but let it inspire us to fight back.
We commend the Supreme Court’s ruling reaffirming the constitutional rights of all people seeking abortion in this state. This is just the first step in dismantling hundreds of medically unnecessary laws aimed creating barriers to abortion access. While there is still work left to do to ensure all people have access to safe abortion care, we know that when clinic doors are able to remain open across the state, our clients have a better chance of getting the care they need. We remain committed to this work so that all people have bodily autonomy, and the resources and community support to build their families with dignity and respect. We expect that abortion providers will continue working at full capacity and without the uncertainty of awaiting the ruling, so many more people will be needing our help. If you can, chip in today to ensure we can fund every person who calls our helpline this month.
We will always have work to do to make safe abortion truly accessible and affordable in this state. Thanks for being a part of that.