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The next big abortion case

By Dr. Katherine Scheirman

Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an important case regarding abortion access with far reaching implications.

The Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case challenges a restrictive Texas law, HB2, which was designed to prevent women from accessing their constitutional right to an abortion. This law puts the health and rights of millions of women at risk.

By requiring admitting privileges in a nearby hospital and imposing prohibitively expensive and unnecessary architectural modifications, ​clinics in Texas are closing. This places a huge burden on women, including military women and families, and severely restricts their access to this important Constitutional right. 

As doctors and medical students, we know playing politics with women's health isn't just wrong, it's dangerous. That’s why Doctors for America has signed onto an amicus brief urging the Court to strike down these medically unnecessary restrictions. But, we need your help to make the physician voice heard during the oral arguments.

Raise your voice and join us in telling the Court to strike down these requirements which harm, not help, women’s health.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Rally on the steps of the Supreme Court on March 2:

March 2, 2016, 8 AM – 12 PM at the U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
(Please note: the form does provide an option to select a bus. While we are not organizing the buses, we are aware of the option for those traveling from NY, NJ, PA, OH, VA or NC).

2. Use this tool kit to take action in your community and online.

3. Join the conversation online at #StopTheSham:

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Click here to join the Thunderclap.


Dr. Katherine Scheirman resides in New York and is a retired internist and US Air Force Colonel.

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