The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt on Wednesday, March 2.
Senator Blunt was one of 34 senators that signed on to an amicus brief urging the Court to uphold the Texas abortion clinic law in question, H.B. 2.
The brief argued that courts should give deference to legislatures when making decisions about the best interests of health and safety of patients.
MO Representatives Vicky Hartzler, Sam Graves, Billy Long, Blaine Luetkemeyer and Ann Wagner also signed the brief.
Texas’s H.B. 2 – like Missouri’s current law – requires a physician performing an abortion to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the location where the abortion is performed and requires abortion clinics to comply with the State’s standards for ambulatory (i.e., outpatient) surgical centers.
You can read a copy of the amicus brief here.