Madison – Today the US Supreme Court handed down 5-3 decision that epitomizes and perpetuates the liberals’ war on women.
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is a case filed in Texas by pro-abortion activists, alleging the state had in 2013 enacted unconstitutional restrictions on abortion. The restrictions included requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges to a hospital with 30 miles of where the abortions are done. Wisconsin recently enacted a similar law.
“Among other things, this is yet another example of the federal government bullying states. But more importantly this ruling endangers women. Instead of protecting women, this court has put them at greater risk during abortions,” said Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action.
“Pro-abortion advocates want us to believe abortion is pretty much a risk-free procedure. That’s just not true. Thousands of women suffer complications from abortions, some requiring hospitalization. A compassionate society does all it can to protect women in this situation. That’s why we passed this law in Wisconsin. We weren’t trying to inhibit a woman’s access. We were, as always, seeking the woman’s well-being and safety. This court has put its liberal political agenda ahead of what is best for women,” Appling continued.
Court experts say the impact of the high court’s ruling on Wisconsin’s law is unclear.
Under the leadership of Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, in cooperation with Governor Walker, Wisconsin filed a friend of the court brief in this case, supporting the right of the state to pass reasonable laws to protect women seeking an abortion.
Appling commented, “We are proud of and thankful for Governor Walker and Attorney General Schimel for defending our law and the women in our state. It’s beyond unfortunate that five unelected and unaccountable lawyers in black robes put our law and our women in danger.”
Wisconsin Family Action is a statewide, not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening, preserving & promoting marriage, family, life & liberty in Wisconsin.
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