Larsen: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Decision is A ‘Bright Spot in an Era Where Women’s Reproductive Rights Have Increasingly Fallen Under Attack’

Jun 27, 2016 Issues: Health Care, Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which struck down a Texas state law which has forced more than half of the state’s women’s health providers to close:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a bright spot in an era where women’s reproductive rights have increasingly fallen under attack at the state and local level. The Court has sent a loud and clear message that laws such as H.B.2 – which significantly limit women’s health options – in no way achieve the purported goal of protecting women.”