Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on Supreme Court Order on Abortion Clinics


AUSTIN – Today, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s order that abortion clinics do not have to abide by higher standards:

“The U.S. Supreme Court is continuing their attack on state’s rights with a narrow majority of activist justices. Their decision to allow abortion clinics to continue their lower-standard practices places women’s lives in danger. I wish there weren’t any abortions, however a woman who chooses to have an abortion should receive the same high-quality care that is available at a hospital.

“This is a women’s health issue and the Supreme Court has failed to see this.”