Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF) – Everyone may not agree with it, but the Supreme Court’s 5-to-3 ruling, in favor of Texas, stands as a huge victory for women’s health.
Monday, the justices voted in favor of Texas clinics that argue regulations in place are an attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion. “If a woman is going to have an abortion, there outta be certain medical practices because that is an operation that’s an invasive procedure,” said Sen. Todd Gardenhire.
The ruling won’t technically have a direct effect on those living in the Scenic City, since Chattanooga hasn’t seen an abortion clinic, or a planned parenthood location, in more than two decades. Nevertheless, Monday’s ruling now stands as the most significant abortion’s right’s case in nearly 25 years.
“It’s a woman’s right to choose. Now locally, there are people who support it and people who oppose it, but the bottom line is it’s legal,” said Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman, Terry Lee. Thanks to the decision, the remaining clinics in Texas will also be able to keep their doors open, while paving the way for the 23 previously closed clinics to reopen.