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Hochul, James React to Supreme Court’s Mifepristone Ruling


The Supreme Court Thursday ruled that a group of doctors lacked legal standing to challenge the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of the abortion pill Mifepristone keeping the medication in use.

Women across America are breathing a sigh of relief today as the Supreme Court unanimously rejected a callous attempt to ban medication abortion a case that should have never reached our nation’s highest court in the first place,” said Governor Kathy Hohchul. “Abortion pills will remain available and accessible, and New York physicians who prescribe this critical medication across state lines will continue to be protected by our Shield Law.”  

“But make no mistake: this fight is not over. From the halls of Congress to State Legislatures across America, anti-abortion politicians are continuing their efforts to strip away reproductive rights and restrict access to basic health care. That’s why New York will continue to stand tall as a safe harbor for reproductive freedom, defending abortion rights and protecting women’s health.”

“This ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court marks a significant victory in protecting the reproductive rights of Americans and ensuring that science is the guiding light for medical decisions and rulemaking,” said NY Attorney General Letitia James.  “I am very proud of the work my office did, together with our coalition partners, to make sound, legal arguments to support the FDA and its commonsense, fact-based rules about how to access mifepristone. While we may be celebrating today, we also know that anti-choice forces will not stop trying to eliminate bodily autonomy and the right to privacy for millions of Americans. Abortion care is health care, and regardless of what happens on a national level, my office will always do everything in our power to protect and safeguard these rights for New Yorkers.”

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