We are on a mission to garner thousands of voices, collectively with other reproductive justice rights groups, to save the medication used to safely and effectively assist abortion, is commonly used in cases where a pregnancy ends in a miscarriage and heavily relied on where abortion is medically necessary to save a person’s life. This case is outrageous and baseless—and is an unprecedented attack on democracy. It is unconscionable.
A win on the side of anti-abortionists could result in a devastating nationwide ban on mifepristone— even in states where abortion is protected.
More than 5 million people in the U.S. have used mifepristone since the FDA approved it over two decades ago. This means that millions of people will be negatively impacted by this decision. The loss of FDA approval may increase legal risk, arrests, surveillance and criminalization for the communities who are most likely to self-manage and already experience higher disparities due to systemic racism and ignorance: people of color, immigrants, people living in poverty, rural communities, LGBTQ+ communities, people who are already mothers and parents. This case goes beyond just access to medication abortion. The consequences will directly impact and limit patients’ access to other FDA-approved medications. Our democracy and rights are at great risk.
This is a public health emergency and we need all hands on deck right now.