WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt striking down a Texas law designed to restrict women’s access to reproductive health care:
“The landmark decision today by America’s highest Court to strike down an unconstitutional law in Texas reaffirms that women in Wisconsin and across the country have a constitutional right to make their own health choices and access safe reproductive health care.
“Politicians like Governor Walker may think they know better than women and their doctors. They may even think they know better than our Constitution. The fact is they don’t. This judgement from the United States Supreme Court should send a clear message to politicians to stop playing doctor by passing and signing unconstitutional laws that attack a woman’s freedom to make her own personal health decisions without political interference.”