FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2016
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, (202) 293-3114 ext. 207, asandusky@nfprha.org

Whole Woman’s Health Supreme Court Decision a Major Victory for Women’s Health 

Statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)

WASHINGTON, DC – “NFPRHA celebrates today’s Supreme Court ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the most significant abortion case in nearly 25 years, which challenged provisions of a Texas law that place unnecessary and baseless restrictions to safe and legal abortions and hamper the family planning provider network’s capacity to provide comprehensive, high-quality health care that millions of women and men count on every year. 

“The harmful requirements of the Texas law, known as HB2, were purportedly intended to safeguard women’s health. Instead, they only served to undermine women’s access to the care she needs. When politicians interfere with women’s personal health care decisions, they jeopardize the well-being of families everywhere.

“Today’s decision recognizes the harmful burdens HB2 and laws like it can place on women’s right to choose abortion. Abortion has been a constitutional right for all women since 1973. During a time when a woman’s fundamental right to choose has come under repeated attack, today’s decision is a major victory toward ensuring access to safe, legal abortions to all women in communities across the country, no matter where they live.”

 

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NFPRHA is a membership organization representing providers and administrators committed to helping people get the family planning education and care they need to make the best choices for themselves and their loved ones. NFPRHA works to enhance the ability of thousands of nurse practitioners, doctors, and other health professionals to provide high-quality family planning care through training and advocacy. For more information, visit nationalfamilyplanning.org.

 

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