Below is a statement from Tim Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down a 2013 Texas law that banned partial birth abortions, required abortion clinics to meet hospital surgical standards, and said that a doctor who performs abortions must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility.
“The U.S. Supreme Court once again failed to protect the rights, health and safety of women and unborn children today in its Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision. Texas and many other states have enacted common sense laws that protect the rights of the unborn and the health and safety of thousands of women subjected to the horrific conditions of abortion clinics across the country, and its shameful that the Supreme Court overturned these safeguards. The Court’s failure today is another example of the urgency to elect a pro-life President in November who will be responsible for filling the enormous vacancy left by Justice Scalia’s passing and possibly fill other seats on the Court. The pro-life community must also unite to elect legislators across the country who will work to protect women and unborn children.”