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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.”


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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