The president of Nebraska Right to Life is disappointed by this week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Texas’ restrictive abortion laws. Julie Schmidt-Albin argues that all these requirements were protect the health of women.
Schmidt-Albin says, “It was a shameful overreach by the 503 majority who rejected common sense regulations to ensure that abortion facilities meet the same medical and safety standards that ambulatory surgical centers do and they claimed this imposed an undue burden for women getting an abortion.”
Schmidt-Albin says there were common sense standards to ensure the safety and health of women. Those standards include the proper training of staff for emergency medical procedures, providing sanitation for an instruments, proper lighting and ventilation to ensuring that medical stretchers can get through hallways. She says the majority also rejected the notion that the abortion doctor has admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in case there is an emergency.
Since the law in Texas passed in 2013, more than half of the abortion clinics have closed.