It’s safe to say that this past Wednesday will be forever held dearly in our hearts. We had the opportunity to share our mission with the Supreme Court in defense of the human rights Texas women and all people of reproductive ability should be guaranteed. The Rally at the Supreme Court to Protect Abortion Access was beyond inspiring and life giving, and while there will definitely be more on that to come – for now we’d like to highlight our favorite exchanges that occurred within the Court during oral arguments. For added context, we’ve paired each with a gif (naturally).
First the hearing started off with Stephanie Toti:
There was some major back and forth between most of the Justices and Stephanie Toti in regards to what *actual proof* there was to support that the Texas clinics that closed actually did so because of the laws. Finally, Justice Kagan shut it down:
Although, some of our favorite parts of the arguments were between the Justices and Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller. Like this one between he and Justice Sotomayor:
…and this one:
…and this one
We also fangirled over each moment when the lady Justices were on their game, proving why this whole HB2 thing is complete nonsense that just needs to end:
And other times when you could tell the guys were starting to get it, like ‘oh wait, this actually doesn’t make any sense at all.’
There were also a few real zingers thrown in there, showing that the high court can determine the direction of our country while maintaining a sparkling sense of humor.
At the end of it all, we are confident that our argument resonated with the Justices – thanks to statements like this:
…and because it’s clear we had the best lawyer and legal team in Stephanie Toti and The Center for Reproductive Rights that a lead plaintiff could ask for 🙂