FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2017
HOUSTON, TX – U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled unconstitutional the Texas GOP's latest attempt at restricting women's rights and abortion access. SB 8 would have restricted doctors and the women they serve. Calling it "unduly burdensome," Judge Yeakel's decision will likely be appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
"Congratulations to the Center for Reproductive Rights, Whole Women’s Health, Planned Parenthood and the women they serve! I've said from the beginning that this law placed an undue burden on women, and again, the judge agreed. I'm hopeful that leaders who have the power to stop defending this unconstitutional law do so right away. I fear that they'll appeal anyway despite the huge costs to taxpayers in service of their political agenda," said Senator Garcia.