Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Denounces Court Ruling That Fails to Protect Women’s Health

June 27, 2016
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down Texas HB 2, which establishes standards for abortion providers and facilities:

 “As a strong pro-life Member, I led the amicus brief in the House in strong support of this law, which ensures Texas women have access to the best care when seeking any kind of surgery. I am disappointed that the Court failed to ensure a basic level of protection for women. Every surgery involves a level of risk and this common sense law provided a necessary measure of protection in the event something goes wrong. This decision turns the clock back on women’s safety and I am confident the State of Texas will continue efforts to protect women’s health.”

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