Who is Closing Abortion Clinics?

They say it's about safety. Yeah right

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They say they’re pro-life, but they do little to support children once they are born. They use violent hate speech, and promote and tolerate anti-abortion terrorism. They are silent on gun violence, police brutality, and toxins in our environment.

They say they’re pro-women’s health, but they’re against expanding access to health care — maternity care and prenatal care, but also Medicaid, Obamacare, and family planning. The things they say about birth control! They oppose sex education and want women who have sex to be very, very ashamed.

They say they want to protect women, but they openly admit ending legal abortion is their goal. Their movement is dominated by men. They oppose feminism, gender equality, and are silent or vocally opposed to measures that provide legal protection against sex discrimination.

So who are they really? Liars. Sexists. Terrorists.

These are people who believe California’s drought is punishment for being the “largest child-killer in all of the United States”, who want to “exploit the stigma of abortion,” and claim Planned Parenthood is the “Walmart of abortion” providers.

The Supreme Court decided that they can’t force abortion clinics to close.
On June 27, the Supreme Court ruled in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that will define abortion access for generations to come. The Court sided with abortion providers and ruled that medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion clinics, like admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center regulations, are undue burdens on abortion access. Every piece of information on this site ties directly back to a person or group who worked to shut down abortion clinics in Texas.

What are amicus briefs?

An amicus brief is a document submitted to the Court by an amicus curiae, aka a “friend of the court.” They are not parties to the case, but are sharing information that they believe is relevant for the justices to consider.

We reviewed all thirty-four briefs submitted to the Supreme Court in support of the Texas abortion clinic closure law, and did background research on each and every group. We combed through their lies and fact-checked their briefs.

Now we are making their intentions very clear. They are unable to overturn Roe v. Wade, so instead they want to virtually eliminate access to abortion care, making it so difficult to access that people are forced to continue pregnancies or take matters into their own hands. They are not concerned with women’s health and safety, as they claim. Their aim is to end legal abortion.

Importantly, forty-five diverse organizations also submitted amici briefs in support of Whole Woman’s Health in this case. This unprecedented show of support for abortion rights included briefs from leading medical experts, including the American Medical Association, as well as the Solicitor General, religious leaders, legislators, and dozens of women sharing their abortion stories. Whole Woman’s Health was represented by lawyers from the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Who submitted briefs in support of HB2?

  • 24 Scholars of Federalism
  • 3,348 Women Injured by Abortion and the Justice Foundation
  • 3801 Lancaster Film Project
  • African American and Hispanic-American Organizations: The Radiance Foundation, United States Hispanic Action Network, The Restoration Project, the National Black Pro-Life Union, Issues4Life Foundation, Protect Life and Marriage Texas, STAND Foundation Inc, The Douglass Leadership Institute, National Black Prolife Coalition, Frederick Douglass Foundation, Freedom’s Journal Institute, Urban Family Communications
  • American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Center for Law and Justice
  • American College of Pediatricians
  • And Then There Were None
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.
  • Bipartisan and Bicameral Coalition of 121 Texas Legislators
  • Bipartisan Group of 174 United States Senators and Members of the United States House of Representatives
  • Catholic Medical Association
  • Catholicvote.org Legal Defense Fund
  • Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
  • Charlotte Lozier Institute
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Christian Medical & Dental Association
  • Family Policy Alliance (their brief was submitted under their old name, CitizenLink)
  • Concerned Women for America
  • Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • David Boyle
  • Democrats for Life
  • Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund
  • Family Research Council
  • Former Abortion Providers
  • Governors of Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, and South Dakota
  • Illinois Right to Life
  • Institute on the Constitution
  • Justice and Freedom Fund
  • Legal Center for Defense of Life
  • Live Action
  • Missouri Baptist Convention Christian Life Commission
  • More than 450 Bipartisan and Bicameral State Legislators and Lieutenant Governors
  • National Association of Catholic Nurses, USA
  • National Association of Evangelicals
  • National Association of Prolife Nurses
  • National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference/Conela
  • NRLC (National Right to Life Committee)
  • Operation Rescue
  • Physicians for Life
  • Physicians with Experience Treating Women in Rural or Emergency Settings
  • Post-Abortive Women and their Families
  • Priests for Life
  • Right to Life Advocates, Inc.
  • Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
  • Southwest Prophecy Ministries
  • State of Wisconsin
  • States of Indiana, Ohio, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming
  • Students for Life of America
  • Susan B. Anthony List
  • Texas Alliance for Life Trust Fund
  • Texas Catholic Conference
  • Texas Eagle Forum
  • Texas Right to Life
  • Texas Values
  • The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • The Houston Coalition for Life
  • The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
  • The National Legal Foundation
  • The Texas Conservative Coalition
  • U.S. Justice Foundation
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • University Faculty for Life
  • University of St. Thomas Prolife Center

Note: Some briefs were filed by multiple groups on this list; each group has been listed separately for clarity.

Wait, who are you?

Reproaction is a new direct action group forming to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. We are proud of our left-flank analysis, and are not in this fight to protect the past or maintain the status quo. We believe that the current state of abortion access—the closed clinics, financial barriers, insulting hurdles, baseless religious exemptions, and terrorism against providers—is a degrading, man-made humanitarian crisis.

Click to learn about the Supreme Court case that is at the center of this storm.