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Supreme Court strikes down Texas law that would have restricted women's access to abortion

Congresswoman Pingree calls decision a "huge victory for women's health and rights"

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision to overturn a Texas law placing medically unnecessary regulations on abortion. The law would have slashed the number of clinics there, making it much more difficult for women to receive an abortion and other reproductive health services.

“The intent of the Texas law was never about making women safer; it was meant to restrict access safe, legal abortion.  In doing so, the law would have forced millions of women to drive over a hundred miles to receive essential reproductive health care. I’m relieved the justices put a stop to it, overturning these unjust and unnecessary restrictions. More than just Texas, this decision tells states across the country that similarly restrictive laws will not stand.  This is a huge victory for women’s health and rights.”   

Pingree signed an amicus brief submitted to the court in opposition to the Texas law.

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