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EMILYs List Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Reject Mifepristone Case on Legal Standing

June 13, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court released an opinion in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine. The opinion rejected the lawsuit challenging the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of mifepristone, a safe and effective drug used in medication abortion, stating the anti-abortion doctors did not have legal standing to challenge this regulation. As a result, mifepristone will stay legal and accessible, except in states where anti-abortion legislators have unnecessarily banned it. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on the decision: 

“Once again, extremist Republicans tried to use the courts to ignore the will of the American people and ban abortion. This time they failed, but we can’t rely on the courts to protect our rights. We know Republicans are in a race to the bottom and they will not stop here. They will use every available tool until reproductive freedom is ended across the country. We have the power to stop them this November: We must replace them with Democratic pro-choice women who are on the side of the American people and will fight for our reproductive rights.”

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