The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down one of the nation’s toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women’s groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state’s clinics to shut down.

The decision was 5-3.

It was the court’s most significant ruling on abortion in nearly a quarter century, and the first in decades that abortion rights activists could claim as a definitive victory.

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“Every day Whole Woman’s Health treats our patients with compassion, respect and dignity — and with this historic decision, today the Supreme Court did the same,” Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled that today justice was served and our clinics stay open.”

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