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Luther Strange
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 June 27, 2016

ATTORNEY GENERAL STRANGE COMMENT ON IMPACT OF U.S. SUPREME COURT ABORTION DECISION ON ALABAMA

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange issued the following statement regarding the impact of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision against Texas’ abortion clinic law.

“The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today against a Texas law requiring abortion clinic doctors to obtain local hospital admitting privileges,” said Attorney General Strange. “The Texas law which was declared unconstitutional is nearly identical to an Alabama abortion clinic law currently under legal challenge. 

“While I disagree with the high court’s decision,” said Attorney General Strange, “there is no good faith argument that Alabama’s law remains constitutional in light of the Supreme Court ruling.  Accordingly, my office will dismiss our appeal of a 2014 federal court ruling declaring Alabama’s abortion clinic law unconstitutional.”

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