June 27, 2016

American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson on Whole Woman’s Health Ruling

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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that laws aimed at shutting down abortion clinics in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas under the pretext of “protecting women’s health” are unconstitutional.

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy President Caroline Fredrickson made the following statement:

“The Supreme Court today reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring equal rights for women. Laws that target a woman’s ability to make personal health care choices place women in an unequal position with men, and threaten women’s physical wellbeing. Today’s ruling should send a clear message to legislators that measures aimed at curtailing a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion will not be tolerated.”

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), founded in 2001 and one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations, is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals dedicated to making the law a force to improve lives of all people. For more information about the organization or to locate one of the more than 200 lawyer and law student chapters in 48 states, please visit www.acslaw.org. For more information on the Supreme Court vacancy, visit www.acslaw.org/SCOTUS.