Smith Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

Washington D.C.Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on June 27th that upheld the constitutional right of women to make their own reproductive decisions:

“On June 27th, the Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a dangerous anti-abortion law in Texas by a vote of 5 to 3. In the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a group of Texas abortion clinics and three doctors argued that a Texas state law requiring health providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and perform abortions in ambulatory surgical centers was overly burdensome. I am extremely pleased to see the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs, recognizing that unnecessarily requirements on surgical centers poses an undue burden on women’s constitutional right to seek an abortion. I stand with all women and will continue to support policies that allow for women to make their own healthcare decisions and have access to critical reproductive healthcare services.”