From US News & World Report:
On March 2, the Supreme Court will hear Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, its first abortion case in more than 20 years. The case looks at a 2013 Texas law that plaintiffs say gets in the way of a woman’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy. The court will decide whether the state’s rules place an “undue burden” on that right.
Known as HB2, the law places specific requirements on abortion clinics and has forced many to shutter across the state. It requires doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital no more than 30 miles away, and sets clinic standards that are similar to those of surgical centers, including specifics on room and doorway sizes, staffing and anesthesia, among other things.
Those in favor of the Texas law say it is intended to protect women’s health, as it brings health and safety standards for abortion clinics more in line with those of other medical facilities.
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WFA president Julaine Appling gives kudos to Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel as well as our US Representatives and a US Senator that also support this type of action, “We are very pleased Attorney General Schimel has submitted this brief. Wisconsin has worked over the last decade to pass laws that inform and protect women seeking an abortion. I am also pleased US Senator Ron Johnson and US Representatives Sean Duffy, Glenn Grothman, Reid Ribble and Speaker Paul Ryan have signed on to a similar brief supporting the right of states to pass such laws.”