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Beyer Hails Supreme Court Decision Overturning Texas Abortion Law

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Washington, June 27, 2016 | comments

Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt:

“Common sense and justice for women and families prevailed at the Supreme Court today,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “This decision once again affirms our nation’s longstanding policy that women have the right to an abortion until viability, and that efforts by anti-choice forces to deny that right through lack of access imposes an undue burden. Anti-choice forces in Virginia apply the same tactics, and have also failed.  We will continue every effort to maintain and expand women’s healthcare access in Virginia.”

The Whole Woman’s Health decision strikes a Texas law restricting women’s health through unnecessary regulation, intentionally designed to limit a women's access to abortion‎.

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