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Our Stand: Black Women for Wellness on the Supreme Court’s Mifepristone Decision

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine that anti-abortion extremists who sought to eliminate access to medication abortion by challenging the FDA’s approval of Mifepristone, had no legal right to sue. This means that the court ruled to preserve the availability of Mifepristone, a safe and effective drug in the most widely used medication abortion protocol. 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.

This case is a distraction meant to disrupt the mobilization and movement-building efforts of reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations. We cannot be distracted by a baseless case that intended to cause pain, increase barriers and criminalize women seeking abortion care. We will not relax, pause, or neglect the vital organizing and advocacy efforts currently underway.

For over 50 years, our opposition has been relentless in their efforts to restrict abortion access. They will not be deterred by a single court ruling. SCOTUS simply kicked the ball back into the lower courts which have demonstrated they too are not to be trusted to uphold the basic human rights of women and people who are able to become pregnant.

We must remain vigilant and steadfast in our commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice.

About Black Women for Wellness:

Founded in 1997, Black Women for Wellness is a California-based nonprofit organization committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls. Through education, advocacy, and leadership development, the organization seeks to empower communities and create lasting change in reproductive health, rights, and justice.
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Many thanks,
Myeisha Essex
Communications Manager | Black Women for Wellness
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