Women, Celebrities, Politicians React to Supreme Court Striking Down Texas Abortion Law

Women, Celebrities, Politicians React to Supreme Court Striking Down Texas Abortion Law
Source: AP
Source: AP

Monday was one of the most historic days for women in American legislative history. 

The Supreme Court struck down Texas legislation, HB2, restricting abortion rights in a 5-3 vote. 

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton hailed the Supreme Court's decision on the Texas abortion law, writing on Twitter, "SCOTUS's decision is a victory for women in Texas and across America. Safe abortion should be a right — not just on paper, but in reality."

"The fight isn't over," she continued. "The next president has to protect women's health. Women won't be 'punished' for exercising their basic rights."

Clinton wasn't alone in celebrating Monday's step forward for women's rights and protections across the nation. Check out some reactions to the Supreme Court's progressive day below:

Planned Parenthood celebrated, writing, "The burden is undue!"

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo 

Singer and Ultimate Twitter Queen Cher

Filmmaker Michael Moore 

Author Anne Lamott

Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro

New York City Public Advocate Tish James

Executive Women's Editor For Huffington Post Emma Gray


Gender equality advocate Wendy Davis

Read more:
SCOTUS Just Eviscerated Texas' Anti-Abortion Law in 'Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt'
Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions in Major Win for Abortion Rights
What the Supreme Court's Ruling in Texas Abortion Case Means for Obama's Legacy on Choice

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