Sid Miller’s Statement on Supreme Court ruling against Texas law regarding abortion providers

June 28, 2016

AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner released this statement regarding the United States Supreme Court ruling that strikes down a Texas law regarding abortion providers in Texas.

“The United States Supreme Court ruling today is a terrible blow to those who, like me, believe states can set rules and regulations for health standards regarding abortion procedures and those who perform abortions. This ruling puts more Texas women at risk, and undermines protections their unborn children deserve. I will continue fighting for innocent life and for the safety of women. And I will continue to fight those who would seek to increase the abortion industry in Texas.”

Miller, who served in the Texas Legislature from 2001 to 2013, authored House Bill 15, which requires a doctor to perform a sonogram on a woman a day before she seeks an abortion. The law saves about 15,000 babies a year.