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Texas and San antonio leaders react roe v wade being overturned

The 6-3 ruling Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was a willpower of the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi regulation on abortions.

SAN ANTONIO — The Supreme Court has dominated to overturn Roe v. Wade, the longtime authorized precedent guaranteeing the correct of authorized abortion within the U.S. 

The 6-3 ruling Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was a willpower of the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi regulation banning most abortions after the primary 15 weeks of being pregnant. 

Leaders representing Texas and the San Antonio space are reacting to this main growth.

Governor Greg Abbott rapidly tweeted his assist of the choice, saying “Texas is a pro-life state. We will ALWAYS fight to save every child from the ravages of abortion.” See his full assertion beneath:

His opponent, Democratic candidate for governor, Beto O’Rourke, tweeted his response, saying he’ll overcome the choice with “political power.”

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg additionally weighed in, saying the ruling is an assault on the well being and independence of girls.

Meanwhile, former San Antonio mayor and HUD Secretary, Julian Castro, voiced his opposition to the ruling, saying, “A radical court has again destroyed longstanding precedent.”

His twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX 20), responded in an analogous method.

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX 23), who represents components of South Texas, was additionally in assist of the choice:

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat whose district contains components of the San Antonio space, voiced his opposition to the choice, saying “too many women will needlessly suffer and die.”

Planned Parenthood Texas, an abortion rights advocacy group, additionally launched an announcement on motion they plan to take from right here:

Below is a joint assertion from Jeffrey Hons, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood South Texas; Melaney A. Linton, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast; and Ken Lambrecht, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas:

“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court erased practically 50 years of historical past and its duty to uphold authorized precedent. This deplorable ruling by the Court’s conservative majority strips Americans of their constitutional rights and additional erodes abortion entry in Texas. This harmful end result opens the floodgates for extra states throughout the nation to ban abortion. 

“Texans know all too properly the fact of dwelling in a post-Roe world. For greater than 9 months below S.B 8, Texans have been denied entry to abortion in their very own state and have been pressured to proceed a being pregnant, search abortion outdoors the well being care system, or journey lots of and even hundreds of miles if they’ll safe the funds, day without work from work, youngster care, and transportation wanted to entry abortion out of state. Providers have been pressured to show away sufferers. It’s heartbreaking and fully preventable. 

“Forcing somebody to proceed a being pregnant towards their will is a grave violation of human rights and dignity. All Americans should stay below a rule of regulation that respects their bodily autonomy and reproductive choices. Let’s be clear: at the moment’s ruling and its unraveling of Roe v. Wade is not going to finish the necessity for abortion. This choice can have damaging results for generations.  And we all know the impacts of this choice will fall hardest on the communities who already face discriminatory obstacles to well being care—notably Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities, folks with disabilities, folks in rural areas, younger folks, LGBTQ+ folks, undocumented folks, and these having issue making ends meet. 

“The fate of Roe is not the fate of Planned Parenthood. Today our doors are open and they will remain open to serve Texans who need access to essential reproductive health care. Our priority will remain restoring and expanding access to that care, including abortion, for all Texans.” 

The ruling is anticipated to disproportionately have an effect on minority girls who already face restricted entry to well being care, based on statistics analyzed by The Associated Press.

Thirteen states, together with Texas, primarily within the South and Midwest, have already got legal guidelines on the books that ban abortion within the occasion Roe is overturned. Another half-dozen states have near-total bans or prohibitions after 6 weeks of being pregnant, earlier than many ladies know they’re pregnant.

The Biden administration and different defenders of abortion rights have warned {that a} choice overturning Roe additionally would threaten different excessive courtroom choices in favor of homosexual rights and even doubtlessly, contraception.

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