Representative Subeck Statement on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt
U.S. Supreme Court maintains a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion
June 27, 2016
MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The 5-3 decision ruled that provisions of Texas HB2 posed an undue burden on women’s access to a safe and legal abortion.
“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is a victory for women. In Wisconsin, we have seen restrictions to abortion access similar to HB2 in Texas, and this U.S Supreme Court decision makes it clear that these abortion restrictions should be reversed. Today's decision respects the premise that every woman should have the right to make private healthcare decisions privately and without interference from politicians.”