FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The U.S. Supreme Court this morning rejected a Louisiana law imposing medically unnecessary restrictions that sharply limited access to abortion in that state. The Louisiana law included provisions virtually identical to those in a Texas law struck down by the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in 2016. Rev. Erika Forbes, faith and outreach coordinator for the Texas Freedom Network, has the following statement about today’s June Medical Services v. Russo decision on behalf of hundreds of faith leaders across the state who are part of the Texas Freedom Network’s Just Texas project:
“Clergy and other leaders from diverse faith traditions across Texas who support the right of women to make decisions about their own reproductive health care are celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision today. We believe access to comprehensive and affordable health care, including abortion, is a moral and social good, and our faith calls on us to trust and respect the decisions women make about their reproductive health, free of shame or judgment. We reject the relentless, misguided and reckless political campaign to make abortion inaccessible to everyone and call on lawmakers to support legislation recognizing that abortion is essential, time-sensitive health care.”
Just Texas (justtx.org) is a movement of clergy and other faith leaders who support women’s access to all reproductive health care services, including abortion care. Just Texas is a project of the Texas Freedom Network.