Huelskamp: SCOTUS Protects Abortion Profits, not Women's Safety

Press Release

Date: June 27, 2016

Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), the Whip for the bi-partisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, reacted to the Supreme Court's decision to rule against women's safety in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt.

In a shocking 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a common sense Texas woman's health law, which requires abortion clinics to adhere to the same health and safety guidelines as all other ambulatory surgical centers and requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

Huelskamp made the following statement: "It is unconscionable that the Court today protected Big Abortion profits, not women's safety. With this ruling, these five justices enable substandard, filthy conditions to persist within abortion mills across America. As we all saw in the wretched, inhumane conditions of the abortion mill operated by the monster Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, abortionists profit off women and the innocent unborn. Protecting the Big Abortion industry from common sense health and safety standards has nothing to do with the Constitution -- and everything to do with greed and a systematic hatred of the unborn and their mothers."

In both the Kansas Senate and now in Congress, Huelskamp has been a pro-life leader. He has been active in Kansas promoting legislation similar to this Texas law and multiple other pro-life initiatives.