SCOTUS Ruling Maintains Access to Mifepristone for Moms, Women, Pregnant People In States Where Abortion Is Legal – For Now
“America’s moms, women, health care providers, pregnant people, and all those who support democracy can breathe a sigh of relief that SCOTUS is rejecting restrictions on access to mifepristone, for now. The lower courts should never have allowed restrictions on an FDA-approved medication that has been used safely and effectively for 23 years, is proven safer than penicillin, Tylenol and Viagra, and is the only option many of us have left for abortion. It is deeply concerning that Justices Thomas and Alito dissented from this evening’s action, and that lower courts will now consider these baseless, harmful restrictions on medication abortion.
“We thank the Biden/Harris administration for fighting so hard for our health and autonomy. The attacks on mifepristone have intensified the immense hardship and chaos SCOTUS caused with its ruling in Dobbs last summer, and unfortunately that will continue. Low-income women and moms, women of color, young, rural and immigrant women, people with disabilities, and those who are LGBTQIA+ are suffering the most. We must restore access to abortion for everyone.
“The weaponization of our courts and the attacks on our fundamental liberties must end. Most people who have abortions are moms, and moms want abortion care to be accessible to all who need it, regardless of where they live, their financial status, or the source of their health coverage. Being able to choose if we have children, and if so, when and how many children to have, which includes access to abortion care, is a fundamental right. Denying people medications proven to be safe and effective, denying health care of any kind, and forced births are unacceptable.”