On Monday, Senator Ted Cruz (TX-R) released a statement in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case examining Texas HB 2, which established health and safety standards for abortion providers and facilities. The Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit’s decision, ultimately striking down provisions of Texas HB 2.
Senator Cruz said:
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is profoundly disappointing. Texas enacted HB 2’s commonsense health standards to ensure that women receive safe care.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court sided with abortion extremists who care more about providing abortion-on-demand than they do protecting women’s health.
This decision will not silence our fight to protect the most helpless and innocent among us, nor will we cease our efforts to protect women from an abortion industry that prioritizes profit margins over improving the safety and health of Texas women. We will continue to stand resolutely to defend unborn life because we know that every life is a gift from God, and without life there is no liberty.
In February Senator Cruz led a broad coalition in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of Texas HB 2.