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Hice Statement on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt Supreme Court Decision

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Washington, June 28, 2016 | comments

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Hice (R-GA) released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, which struck down two Texas state statutes requiring abortion clinics to meet health and safety standards essential to protecting women's health:

“Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling was a regrettable step backwards in the fight to protect the well-being of mothers and their unborn across our Nation. Ensuring women’s safety by requiring the same minimum standards as other outpatient surgical centers is not an undue burden; it is commonsense.

Simply put, abortion clinics should not be given a free pass to circumvent medical requirements, and facilities that do not meet basic health and safety standards are not facilities that anyone should want to remain open. While I am deeply disappointed in this decision, I am committed as ever to the protection of women's health and the lives of the unborn. This ruling strengthens our resolve to defend the most helpless and innocent among us.”

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In February, Congressman Hice, along with 174 Members of Congress, signed an amicus brief supporting the state of Texas in the case.
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