Democrats Kathy Castor, Mia Jones, Maureen McKenna praise SCOTUS ending Texas abortion law

Several women’s health advocates in Florida also released the following statements on the Supreme Court ruling and reiterated their support for Hillary Clinton.
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“Today, in a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court struck down Texas regulations on women’s clinics that provide the full range of health services including contraceptives and abortion.  The Texas laws were the most restrictive in the country.  The restrictions resulted in the closure of most clinics throughout the state, making access to healthcare for Texas women extremely difficult and burdensome, so much so that the Court ruled that the restrictions unconstitutionally limit women’s access to a constitutionally provided right.  Today’s Supreme Court decision is yet another reminder for women across the country that in this election, the stakes are high and the choice is clear. The next president will likely shape the Supreme Court for generations to come, and Donald Trump has vowed to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade and infringe upon women’s reproductive rights. Now – more than ever – we must protect the progress we’ve made and vote for elected officials, like Hillary Clinton, who will fight for a woman’s right to choose.” – U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor

“Hillary Clinton believes that women’s rights are human rights, and has made equality a center piece of her agenda. Donald Trump, however, opposes measures to guarantee equal pay, and views pregnancy as an “inconvenience” for employers. We have come too far to allow an individual who has historically dismissed and disrespected women to hold the most highest office in our government.” – Florida State Representative Mia Jones

“As president, Hillary Clinton will continue her career-long effort to stand up for women and girls. She has vowed to protect the Affordable Care Act, which bans insurance companies from discriminating against women and guarantees 47 million women access to preventative care. Donald Trump, however, has called to defund Planned Parenthood, which would deny women access to critical health care services such as cancer screenings and contraception.” – Democratic Women’s Club of Florida President Dr. Maureen McKenna

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