Statement from Brandon Hill, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the June Medical case
For Immediate Release: June 29, 2020
“Let this sink in: the Supreme Court held today — for a second time — that targeted abortion laws standing in the way of health care are unconstitutional. We're celebrating this win for patients, of course, but the fact that we're even fighting these laws — ones that, again, the highest court in the country says are virtually absent of any health benefit — is mind-blowing.
Across the four states we serve, politicians have focused for years on similar methods to block care under the guise of patient safety. Today's ruling is a rallying cry for change: patients deserve better than smoke and mirrors. They deserved better in Texas in 2016 in the Whole Woman's Health case. They deserve better in Louisiana in June Medical Services. And they deserve better in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Abortion care is health care, and Planned Parenthood is here to provide and expand care — no matter what."