Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Texas Law Restricting Reproductive Rights

The following is a statement from Kate Nielson, AAUW’s Senior Director of Public Policy, Legal Advocacy, & Research:

AAUW strongly condemns the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to suspend implementation of a dangerous Texas law that would virtually strip individuals of their well-established, Constitutional right to control their bodies, eroding their economic security. The nation’s highest court is enabling a vicious system of vigilante lawsuits that aims to turn citizens against one another in furtherance of the most extreme anti-choice agenda. This ruling, which bypasses Constitutional review, effectively abolishes a pregnant person’s ability to make personal choices. Curtailing reproductive rights is a seismic affront to all Americans, and AAUW vows to ferociously fight to ensure quality, affordable, and accessible health care for all.