Senator Ellis responds to Supreme Court striking down HB 2

Wendy Davis, Rodney Ellis

(Houston, TX) // Today, Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court striking down HB 2, which enacted unconstitutional limits on Texas women’s access to safe abortion access:

“Today marks a win for Texans, but the fight does not end today,” said Senator Ellis. “Legislative opponents of reproductive freedom want to make it virtually impossible for Texas women to seek safe, legal health care without having to face the political consequences of trying to ban all abortions. HB 2 was a cynical, destructive but – gladly – uneffective strategy.”

Ellis continued: “With the Court striking down HB 2, this represents first step in dismantling medically unnecessary laws aimed at making it harder for people to exercise their rights. All women deserve the respect and dignity to make their own health care decisions without bringing Big Government into what should be a very personal and private matter between a woman, her doctor, and her faith.”

“Finally, I want to give immense credit to Senator Wendy Davis, whose 11-hour filibuster against a version of HB 2 brought national attention to Texas’ attempts to pass unconstitutional limitations on a woman’s right and ability to make decisions about their health, family, and future. I still have your back, Wendy!”

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