Today, Backline and All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision to side with Whole Woman’s Health and render Texas’s HB 2 – a dangerous roadblock to legal abortion care – unconstitutional. Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is a landmark victory for supporters of all-options reproductive care, maintaining the 43-year legacy of Roe v. Wade in legalizing safe abortions for those who choose them. Today’s decision confirms what should never be questioned: that people must have the legal right to access safe abortion care – free from judgment, manipulation, and procedural and physical obstructions.
We are grateful to the 5 Supreme Court justices who sided with dignity and compassion today, allowing Texans the right to make their own decisions about abortion and the access to the skilled providers they need to make those decisions possible. We stand in solidarity with Whole Woman’s Health, the people of Texas, and our larger reproductive justice communities in observing this important moment. While we celebrate victory today, tomorrow we dig our heels in deeper still and continue to fight for all-options care in Indiana, Louisiana, Kentucky, and across the country.
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