A Texas abortion facility owner who is at the center of a current U.S. Supreme Court case surrounding the constitutionality of two abortion regulations says that she believes Jesus would hold the hands of women as they are obtaining an abortion. Amy Hagstrom Miller is the owner of Whole Woman’s Health, a chain of abortion facilities in the state. Whole Woman’s Health is the plaintiff in a lawsuit against Texas officials, challenging two news laws passed in 2013 that require abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital and to ensure their facility meets surgical center standards.

As previously reported, oral argument over the matter was heard last week by the U.S. Supreme Court, and a decision is expected in June. On the day of the hearing, Hagstrom Miller spoke with Valerie Tarico of the site AlterNet to discuss the case and her thoughts about abortion in general. During the interview, Hagstrom Miller asserted that Jesus would hold the hands of the women obtaining an abortion. READ MORE