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Attorney General Schimel Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Texas Abortion Law

(AP) MADISON, WI – Attorney General Brad Schimel issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt:

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a Texas abortion law is disappointing and undermines the respect due to policy makers. Wisconsin is defending a similar law in a case before the Supreme Court and we expect a decision in the near future.”

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott says the Supreme Court's decision striking down his state's strict regulation of abortion clinics "subjects more innocent life to being lost."

In a statement Monday, the Republican said the ruling "erodes states' lawmaking authority to safeguard the health and safety of women."

The justices voted 5-3 in support of Texas clinics, which argued the regulations were an attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion.

The law was approved by Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature in 2013, and lawmakers in other conservative states have since passed similar measures.

Abbott said his state's goal remains "to protect innocent life, while ensuring the highest health and safety standards for women."

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