Sam Johnson on Supreme Court Striking Down Texas Abortion Law
Today the Supreme Court announced its ruling on a major abortion case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. This case reviewed Texas’s pro-life law, H.B. 2, relating to proper medical and health standards at abortion clinics. Unfortunately, in a 5-3 decision the Court struck down the Lone Star State’s law requiring the same minimum medical standards at abortion clinics that are expected at ambulatory surgical centers.
As a Christian, father, and grandfather – and as a Constitutional conservative – I believe in the sanctity of human life. That is why the High Court’s decision today breaks my heart. While it is no secret that I oppose abortion, I supported this law (even signing onto an Amicus brief to the Court) because it was not just about protecting the unborn – it was about protecting all people by encouraging high quality health standards that help provide a full and healthy life.
Our country is in a worrisome place when we do not respect life at all stages – and when folks demonize those who protect the unborn. It boggles the mind.
Today’s Supreme Court decision further reiterates how important this November election will be for the future of our country. In the meantime, I will continue to pray for our Great Nation – that Life will once again be valued.