Advocates is thrilled with SCOTUS decision to strike down harmful abortion restrictions in Texas

Our stories have been heard.

Today, the Supreme Court overturned the Texas HB2 law and established a strong legal standard to protect access to abortion in many states.

“The court has done the right thing today in protecting our dignity, autonomy, health, and safety,” said Debra Hauser, President of Advocates for Youth. “They have heard the stories of the 1 in 3 women who will have an abortion in her lifetime.”nn

The law in Texas would have shuttered ¾ of the state’s clinics and affect 5.4 million women. Meanwhile, 24 states have similarly unnecessary laws, and new restrictions are proposed and passed every year. These sham laws do nothing to protect women’s health, but rather, are intended to keep women from getting the abortion care they need.

Over 1,000 women have shared their stories with the 1 in 3 Campaign, including 30 who shared their stories with the Supreme Court through an Amicus Brief filed by Advocates for Youth.

These women shared with the Court how access to abortion had helped them take care of their families and achieve their goals. The stories demonstrate the diversity of women seeking abortion care and the difficulty too many women still have in seeking this common procedure.

“The fight to protect access to abortion continues. One in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. We will not rest until we are assured that all of our mothers, daughters, granddaughters, sisters and wives have access to abortion care when they need it,” said Hauser.