Substandard Care Protected
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 28, 2016 (Columbus, OH) – In a stunning move, news was released Monday of this week that the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a key Texas pro-life law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges and abortion facilities to meet commonsense health standards.
In a 5-3 vote, the Court has reversed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole). Thus the Court deems that abortionists need not comply with basic health and safety standards required of other medical facilities.
“It’s hard to fathom that the the Court has no concern or heart to protect women whose lives and/or health are put in jeopardy during or after an abortion,” said Linda Theis, President of Ohio ProLife Action. “Once again, life and liberty are at stake here. We who value life must remain diligent.”
The effect of this ruling on similar laws in other states, including Ohio, remains to be seen.