Alabama Reproductive Rights Advocates Applaud Supreme Court Health Care Victory
Washington, DC, June 27, 2016 —
ARRA –Alabama Reproductive Rights Advocates applaud the decisive victory for reproductive rights in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt from the United States Supreme Court this morning. As ARRA advisor and Coalition Liaison Stephanie Gilmore Ph.D. explains, “We are especially grateful to the five justices who recognize that Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) laws place an undue burden on patients who seek abortion -– especially poor women, women of color, and rural women -– by overturning HB2 that Texas passed in 2013. Today’s opinion reaches well beyond Texas, into Alabama, and across America.”
Women’s health care clinics that provide abortions also provide cancer and preventative screenings, STD and STI screenings and treatments, prenatal care, and birth control. Gilmore elaborated, “For fewer abortions, make birth control readily available.” ARRA – Alabama Reproductive Rights Advocates stand aligned with patients, abortion providers, clinicians, and escorts, as well as reproductive rights advocates and activists throughout Alabama and the United States.