Rep. Fedor Comments On U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Women's Right To Comprehensive Healthcare
State lawmaker had filed amicus brief against extreme Texas law
June 27, 2016
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State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, in which the court found that restrictions on access to comprehensive healthcare in Texas placed an undue burden on women, violating the American Constitution: 

“Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the fundamental right of women to set our own course in life and make our own health care decisions. I was honored to be part of this historic case by offering a ‘friend of the court’ brief, which shared impactful stories of women's abortion experiences and detailed how all women and families are negatively affected by barriers to reproductive healthcare.

“Political attacks against women’s access to healthcare aren’t just taking place in Texas – similar extreme and burdensome laws are being passed in Ohio and across the nation. That is why I am so pleased that the court today has reaffirmed the constitutional right to obtain safe and legal reproductive care for the next generation of American women.”

Fedor has garnered national attention after challenging her male colleagues to “walk in her shoes” during the floor debate on a controversial piece of anti-choice legislation last year. In addition, she previously filed an amicus brief in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly Cole), in which she urged the Supreme Court to reject restrictions on access to comprehensive women’s health care, including abortions services, as an unconstitutional burden on women’s rights. 

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