WASHINGTON DC - Today, in the first abortion case to reach the United States Supreme Court in nearly a decade, the high court struck down a Texas law, 5-3, which required abortionists to adhere to the same basic health and safety standards for invasive surgery as all medical practitioners.
Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, issued this statement:
“It is shameful to see a majority of the Supreme Court sacrificing public health and safety to prop up the abortion industry in Texas. If this case were about anything other than abortion, this law would have been upheld. Indeed, it would never have been challenged. Only the abortion industry balks at adhering to the same standards considered routine by legitimate health care providers.
“How many Kermit Gosnells will it take for public officials to uphold common sense health and safety standards for the abortion industry? In the wake of this irresponsible ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, pro-life activists will be redoubling our efforts to highlight the dangerous conditions at America’s abortion clinics -- like the ambulances we see turning up regularly at abortion clinics around the country -- in hopes that one day the abortion industry will be held accountable for endangering public health.”