A Victory For Choice


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| By CAP Action War Room

The Supreme Court Overturns Texas’ Anti-Choice Laws

Today, in a huge victory for American women and their families, the Supreme Court struck down two challenged provisions of Texas’ anti-choice law with a 5-3 decision in the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The decision deemed unconstitutional the Texas law HB 2—a Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers law, or TRAP law—aimed at limiting women’s access to safe and legal abortion by targeting clinics and providers.

The decision was the result of a challenge to politically motivated and medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion care providers that were opposed by expert organizations such as the American Medical Association and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

If the law had been upheld, the consequences would have been dire. At least32 of the 40 abortion clinics that existed in Texas prior to the law were expected…

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