Human Rights Campaign Statement on Supreme Court’s Failure to Block Texas Abortion Ban from Taking Effect

by Henry Berg-Brousseau

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take action on a new Texas state law that bans abortion after the first six weeks of pregnancy:

Reproductive health care decisions should be left to patients and their doctors. No one else should be involved.

It’s despicable that Texas politicians enacted an unconscionable law this week that bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. This devastating law will deny access to health care for millions of people, with the burden falling especially hard on working families and people of color. All Texans deserve better than this unprecedented assault on reproductive freedom.

“It is profoundly disappointing that the Supreme Court failed to take immediate action to stop this law from taking effect. In the days ahead, HRC will support our allies in their efforts to overturn this ban and ensure that every Texan who needs reproductive health care can get it.

Rebecca Marques, Texas State Director, HRC

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