SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Pro-Life Laws
The United States Supreme Court dealt a blow to the pro-life movement today by setting yet another precedent which protects the path to abortion over the lives of unborn children.
In writing for a 5-3 majority, Justice Breyer struck down two Texas statutes which required abortion clinics to (1) meet surgical center requirements and (2) physicians performing abortions at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. Justice Breyer opined that both laws create an “undue burden on a woman’s right to choose abortion” and create a “substantial obstacle in a woman’s path to abortion.”
“While this decision is a huge disappointment, the real error committed is not legal but moral. Our highest Court continues to ignore and devalue the rights of the unborn child in the abortion transaction,” said Emily Matson, Executive Director of Georgia Life Alliance. “This decision once again highlights the heart of this issue and the mandate for the pro-life movement: to grow a culture of life.
We must recalibrate our focus on the humanity of the unborn child while simultaneously giving our women facing unplanned pregnancy positive alternatives to help them choose life.”
For further analysis on the decision, Georgia Life Alliance will host a Zoom video conference call today,
June 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. EST at the following link:
Georgia Life Alliance Committee is the affiliate for the National Right to Life in Georgia.