News Sections
Audio
Supreme Court Strikes Portions Of Texas Abortion Law
Updated June 28, 2016 7:18 AM
 Print    Archive    RSS

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision, striking portions of a Texas law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and meet standards for outpatient surgical centers.

Indiana's Republican lawmakers in DC reacted Monday afternoon. Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement in response to the ruling.

"As a pro-life American, I am deeply disappointed in today's Supreme Court decision. This ruling undoes sensible provisions passed by Texans' elected representatives, and further jeopardizes women's health and the safety of unborn children. As a Member of Congress, I have and will continue to fight for the rights of the unborn."

Senator Dan Coats had a statement: "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."



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2017 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback