Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

Justice Kagan
You said that as the law is now, under your interpretation of it, Texas is allowed to set much, much higher medical standards, whether it has to do with the personnel or procedures or the facilities themselves, higher medical standards, including much higher medical standards for abortion facilities than for facilities that do any other kind of medical work, even much more risky medical work.
Mr. Keller
Correct, in this Court’s ­­in Simopoulos.
Justice Kagan
And I guess I just want to know why would Texas do that?
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