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WASHINGTON DC — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a group of anti-abortion physicians does not have standing to challenge the FDA’s actions related to the approval of mifepristone. Mifepristone will remain on the market and accessible in states where abortion is legal. However, this attack on medication abortion could continue, as the case will be sent back down to federal district court judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, who has already allowed the states of Kansas, Missouri, and Idaho to intervene in the case.

Mifepristone is safe and effective, and has been used by more than 5 million people in the U.S.  for medication abortion and miscarriage care since it was approved by the FDA more than 23 years ago. Medication abortion is critical to protecting abortion access and accounts for 63% of all U.S. abortions.

Statement from Planned Parenthood Federation of America President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson:

“Today, the Supreme Court did the bare minimum by rejecting this case on standing and allowing mifepristone to remain FDA approved and without new restrictions. However, with the case returning to the district court, the fight is not over.”

“As we breathe a sigh of relief for now, we cannot forget that the court is deciding another case about abortion this term. We also can’t forget this is the same court that overturned Roe, leaving millions of people across the country unable to access abortion — all to advance a dangerous anti-abortion agenda. At no point is a lawmaker or judge more qualified than you or your health care provider to make decisions about your body, life, and future. Threats to sexual and reproductive health care remain, and we continue our commitment to ensuring people everywhere can get the care they need.”

Read more about the case here and learn more about mifepristone here.


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