Senator Dan Coats

Coats Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), today issued a statement regarding a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt to reverse the Fifth Circuit’s decision, effectively striking down Texas’ abortion clinic regulations.

“I am troubled that the Supreme Court ruled against this commonsense Texas statute – potentially jeopardizing the lives of both mother and child,” said Coats. “This Texas state law requires abortion clinics to comply with the same standards as other medical facilities. It is a reasonable requirement that is necessary to ensure the health and safety of women and their children.”

In February, Coats joined 34 senators and 140 House members in signing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of Texas HB 2, which established standards for abortion providers and facilities.

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