GLAD Stands With the People of Texas Against the SB8 Abortion Care Ban
September 2, 2021
The Supreme Court’s Wednesday night 5-4 order allowing Texas SB8 to stay in effect has essentially banned access to abortion care in the country’s second largest state. This is an exceptionally cruel law, which flagrantly violates the Constitution and long-standing federal precedent. It will hurt women, LGBTQ people, and families across Texas, and particularly poor people and people of color who do not have the ability to travel out of state. Safe, accessible reproductive healthcare – including abortion care – is a matter of racial, economic, and gender justice and we must all be in the fight to repeal or reverse this ban and stop the erosion of the constitutionally protected human right to reproductive choice.