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Hillary Clinton Calls the Supreme Court Abortion Ruling a ‘Victory for Women’

Elizabeth Warren Campaigns With Hillary Clinton In CincinnatiElizabeth Warren Campaigns With Hillary Clinton In Cincinnati
Hillary Clinton addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal June 27, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio.Photograph by John Sommers II—Getty Images

Hillary Clinton spoke out about Monday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down a Texas law that would have put limits on abortion.

In a statement, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president called the decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt “a victory for women across America” and said that it “upheld every woman’s right to safe, legal abortion, no matter where she lives.”


While she celebrated the decision, she warned that the ruling was just one battle in an ongoing war.

“In Texas and across the country, a woman’s constitutional right to make her own health decisions is under attack,” she said in the statement. “In the first three months of 2016, states introduced more than 400 measures restricting access to abortion. We’ve seen a concerted, persistent attack on women’s health and rights at the federal level.”

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Clinton also took the opportunity for a jab at Donald Trump, her likely opponent in the November presidential election. She recalled an instance where Donald Trump said that women should be punished for having illegal abortions and reminded voters of his pledge to defund Planned Parenthood and appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.