CAC President Elizabeth Wydra spoke with CNN's Pamela Brown about the Supreme Court's ruling in the landmark reproductive rights case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.
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"The 5th Circuit ruling stands, affecting millions of people, because of governmental dysfunction and not because of any decision of the Supreme Court," said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center. "However you feel about the merits of a particular case, you should want the court to be able to do its job and declare what the law is, especially in cases of such profound national importance."
Elizabeth Wydra, president of the liberal leaning Constitutional Accountability Center, said Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, the administration's top Supreme Court lawyer until he stepped down last week, deserved some credit for the ruling on Monday striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas due to his performance during the oral argument.
CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on CNN to discuss the breaking news of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Texas' abortion clinic shutdown laws in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.
"I think it's clear that courts are going to scrutinize those justifications very closely to make sure they aren't just thinly veiled attempts to restrict abortion," said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, a think tank and law firm. "It makes clear that having a right, but not having the ability to exercise that right, is not enough."