Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today commented on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, striking down a Texas law that requires abortion clinics whose doctors can admit patients to hospitals subject to the same regulations that apply to ambulatory surgery centers.
The Texas law, H.B. 2, is designed to safeguard women who choose to have abortions by ensuring that all Texas clinics are sanitary, regulated and in proximity to a hospital in the event complications arise.
“With the Supreme Court issuing its final opinions of this term, we were reminded again of just how high the stakes are when it comes to appointing Justice Scalia’s successor. Kermit Gosnell is a name we should never forget, given the atrocities he committed against women and unborn children in unsafe and unsanitary conditions that inspired this Texas law. I’m incredibly disappointed that the Supreme Court has struck down what I believe is an appropriate response to make sure that women and unborn children aren’t ever again subjected to the atrocities that took place in Kermit Gosnell’s facilities. At every level of government, we should be doing everything we can to protect women and unborn children who may fall prey to abortion clinics led by butchers like Kermit Gosnell.”
Earlier this year, Rubio signed an amicus brief in support of the Texas law.