A Better Wisconsin Together Calls For Safe and Legal Abortion Access Protections as Oral Arguments Begin in SCOTUS Mifepristone Case

MADISON, Wis. — The United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a case brought by partisan anti-abortion extremists seeking to severely gut access to safe abortion care across the country.

If those behind the case are successful, it would rescind the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Mifepristone, a medication often used for safe abortion care and other reproductive health care needs, that has been FDA approved for more than 20 years and used safely by more than 5 million people. 

“This most recent attack on essential reproductive healthcare is yet another tactic for right wing politicians to insert themselves in decisions that should be made privately, between patient and doctor – and we know that Republican politicians won’t stop here,” said A Better Wisconsin Together Communications Director Lucy Ripp. 

In addition to putting millions of pregnant people in danger and undermining doctors’ abilities to provide essential care to patients even in places where abortion is legal, the case against Mifepristone also threatens the FDA’s authority over the approval process for medications in general, and could have far-reaching consequences for patients’ access to other FDA-approved medications. 

“This attack on Mifepristone is part of a much larger agenda of GOP partisan extremists who would push a federal abortion ban and want to have a seat in our exam rooms, where they don’t belong,” said Ripp. “It’s time that our nation’s highest court and elected leaders stand up for our rights and freedoms in the face of partisan political attacks.”

Today, call your federal representatives at (202) 224-3121 and demand they stand with the majority of us who support access to safe and legal abortion care.

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