Meghan Finegan,, 617/283-8597

Issued June 27, 2016

SEIU’s Henry: Whole Woman’s Health decision is victory for working women, comprehensive healthcare

WASHINGTON—In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement:

“Today's decision by the Supreme Court protects millions of women in Texas and across our country, who will be able to continue to make their personal reproductive and healthcare choices with their doctor and care team – which is as it should be for every woman, everywhere.

“This ruling upholds the freedom of women – and especially working women – to determine what is best for themselves in terms of their health and their futures. Today’s outcome underscores the pivotal role the Supreme Court plays in people’s lives and why we must continue to fight extremist attacks on working women and all working people.

“While we celebrate today, we know millions of working people must unite in a wider movement to win on the interconnected issues that affect us, from reproductive and healthcare justice and economic justice to racial and immigrant justice and environmental justice. We are committed to taking the fight to build a better future for our families all the way to the ballot box in November.”