Local Advocates Celebrate Abortion Ruling; Opponents Turn Eyes To Open Justice Seat
Southern California activists on both sides are reacting to the Supreme Court ruling overturning abortion regulations in Texas.
Orange County Register:
Southern California Activists React To Abortion Access Ruling
Southern California abortion-rights advocates hailed Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down Texas’ widely replicated rules, which have reduced abortion clinics in the nation’s second-most populous state to 10 from 40, as a major victory for women’s reproductive rights nationwide. The nation’s highest court, with its emphatic ruling, protected the rights of millions of women in Texas, who will now have better access to abortion clinics in that state, said Betsy Butler, executive director of the California Women’s Law Center in El Segundo. “I’m proud of our Supreme Court for doing the right thing,” she said. “This just goes to show how women still have to fight for everything we’ve been given. It’s nice to have this kind of support from the Supreme Court.” (Bharath, 6/27)
Ventura County Star:
Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Unleashes Debate On Almost Everything
People on opposing sides of the abortion battle disagree on the core issue, implications in California and nearly everything else about a Supreme Court ruling on Monday...California has neither the same admitting privilege requirements nor the outpatient surgery center requirements at the crux of the Texas case. ... There is one point where the opposing sides may be in agreement. Both Mickelberry and Loughman said the ruling shows the magnitude of the selection of a justice to fill the vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February. (Kisken, 6/27)