Wagner Statement on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Ruling

Jun 27, 2016
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact:Meghan Burris | (202) 225-1621

BALLWIN, MO – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt:

“I am shocked by the Supreme Court’s failure today to protect the lives of this nation’s unborn children and their mothers. I cannot understand the logic employed by the court in overturning a commonsense Texas law that protects women’s health. As a legislator, but more importantly as a woman and mother, I believe that our courts must consider the consequences for women’s health of negligent standards of care at abortion clinics that do not meet the minimum standards for ambulatory surgical centers. This is why I signed onto an amicus brief supporting the state of Texas in this case. I will continue to fight for improved women’s health and to protect the life of our innocent unborn children.”