Terry O’Neill is the president of the National Organization for Women, which is a partner of the Act for Women campaign. Any views expressed regarding a candidate for elected office are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Act for Women Campaign, a nonpartisan entity.
I’ve had time to digest the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and while it was a victory for women, it may be premature to call this the turning point in the struggle for abortion rights.
By striking down Texas’s infamous law HB2, which imposed admitting privileges requirements and surgical-center construction mandates on abortion clinics, the court helped expose targeted regulation of abortion provider (TRAP) laws for what they are: medically unnecessary regulations designed to be so burdensome that abortion clinics will be forced to close.
As Justice Ginsburg wrote, “In truth, complications from an abortion are both rare and rarely dangerous.”
For me, the key part of the decision is its unwavering focus on women’s health.
Read more at the Huffington Post.