Cheers to Abortion Rights Fighters

Debra Sweet | July 5, 2016

On Monday with a 5-3 decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt SCOTUS overturned HB2; a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to have surgical facilities and doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. This law was critical to be overturned as it would close the majority of clinics and further eliminate access to abortions in TX. While the fight for abortion access is far from over, the fact that this victory was won and that clinics will stay open is something to truly celebrate.

World Can't Wait is not thanking SCOTUS members but instead cheering for Stop Patriarchy who put their bodies on the line in TX, with the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride; the doctors and staff that continued to serve women in TX, the lawyers who fought against HB2 and all those who joined in resistance. It was won because of this combined decisive and committed message that all women deserve access to abortion. At World Can't Wait we hope this victory escalates the mass resistance needed to defeat the war on women.

But still, women's access to abortion is severely restricted.