Statement from Amy Hagstrom Miller, Founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, on the SB8 case

Let’s be clear, this case is about an abortion ban– plain and simple. The state tried to make a case that the restrictions they put forward are no big deal for women and providers to comply with; but, the state misses the point completely. These restrictions have no medical basis nor added health benefit whatsoever. This is yet another attempt to politically interfere with our healthcare decisions and Texans deserve better.

Whole Woman’s Health, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood put a strong case forward based in scientific evidence and medical facts, illustrating how this ban will keep our physicians from being able to provide the best medicine for the Texans they care for. The undue burden for Texans would be significant with no health benefit in return. And this is unacceptable and we are prepared to bring this challenge all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary, to get the relief Texans deserve.

Whole Woman’s Health is serving as plaintiff against the state of Texas as it attempts to restrict abortion access for women. Local lawmakers can’t make abortion illegal, so they are creating bills like SB8 that make a safe, necessary procedure more difficult to obtain. Texas women deserve better. Keep politicians out of women’s health care by donating today to Whole Woman’s Health Alliance.

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