Pro-lifers were outnumbered by pro-choicers outside of the Supreme Court as they waited for the decision on the Whole Woman’s Health v.s. Hellerstedt case on Monday. More than seven pro-choice groups gathered in front of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court ruled five to three against a Texas law, that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and held abortion clinics to the same standards as hospital surgical centers, deeming it as an unnecessary health regulation.
Many pro-choice advocates gathered outside the court celebrated in victory after the decision was announced.
“Because abortion is medical not political. We must let the experts — the doctors and researchers, determine best medical practices and keep American women safe. Not Congress, Not the American Legislature,” Dr. Sara Imershein, who practices Obstetrics and Gynecology, told the crowd outside of the Supreme Court.
One protester argued that women “won today” after the ruling, but some women felt otherwise.
“Because,as the pro-life movement we’re very interested of course in protecting unborn children, this law had nothing to do with that, this law was about protecting women’s health and safety,” Katherine Beck, a pro-lifer demonstrating outside the Supreme Court, told The Daily Caller after the ruling was announced.