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Victory in Supreme Court Case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 in the case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt to affirm the freedom and self-determination of women in this country. They overturned Texas' notorious anti-choice TRAP law known as H.B.2.

What are TRAP laws? TRAP stands for "targeted regulation of abortion providers." These anti-choice laws impose unnecessary, burdensome regulations on doctors and clinics. They're cleverly designed to close clinics and make abortion care more expensive and difficult to obtain. Texas' law could have closed down all but 10 clinics in the state, affecting millions of women and families.

The Supreme Court's decision will help to stem the public health crisis in Texas by allowing the remaining clinics in Texas to keep their doors open, and it paves the way for new clinics to open and meet the needs of the millions of women in underserved areas of Texas.

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NARAL Statement on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt Decision

“Today is a great day for women, for our commitment to our Constitution, and for the values of freedom and dignity that all Americans hold dear," said Ilyse Hogue, following today's Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

NARAL Statement on SCOTUS Action to Protect Abortion Access

The Supreme Court blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that could have forced all but one abortion clinic in the state to close. Read our statement.

NARAL Statement post SCOTUS Oral Arguments in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

Today the Court heard powerful arguments about why abortion access is a critical component of women’s empowerment. They heard that when women have autonomy and the ability to make their own decisions we are stronger as women, families and as a nation.

NARAL Blasts Congressional Republicans on Select Committee to Attack Women’s Health's Inaugural Convening

With Congressional Republicans convening their hyper-partisan Select Committee to Attack Women’s Health for the first time, NARAL Pro-Choice America called out the GOP for their attempt to take away Americans' reproductive rights by any means necessary.

How Texas is Trying to Gut Roe v. Wade

This analysis of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt reveals the anti-choice strategy to make abortion impossible for women to access.


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