Pro-Abortion Side Wins 5-3 at Supreme Court
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2016
CONTACT: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
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Saint Louis, MO: As pro-lifers feared, the pro-abortion side has a solid five-vote majority on the Supreme Court now, and this morning the Court overruled the good Texas law that caused half the abortion clinics there to close. By a 5-3 margin, the Supreme Court struck down Texas HB2 and held entirely in favor of abortion clinics, in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
The Court’s decision relied heavily on amicus briefs filed in support of abortion. Justice Anthony Kennedy, once thought to be leaning towards the pro-life side, has completely capitulated to the abortion industry and did not even write a separate opinion. He fully joined the four Democratic-appointed justices to hold completely in favor of abortion on demand, and against reasonable measures that would improve safety for women.
“This decision demonstrates that our pro-life challenges are as great today as when Roe v. Wade was issued,” Phyllis Schlafly observes. “While we have made some gains, particularly among young people, the pro-abortion side remains as determined as ever to impose the scourge of abortion on every region of the United States. Not even sensible rules to protect women, such as prohibiting abortion unless the abortionist has nearby hospital admitting privileges to handle complications, will be allowed by the abortion industry and their allies.”
With your help, Eagle Forum will continue to stand for life and will not quit until abortion is eradicated from our country. National Republican Delegates and pro-life activists from around the country are invited to join us at our upcoming traditional “Life of the Party” event in Cleveland, on July 19, 2016.