AG James leads coalition to Supreme Court to protect abortion pill access

October 15, 2023 Robert Abruzzese
Share this:

Attorney General Letitia James is spearheading a coalition of 24 state attorneys general to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that restricts access to medication abortion.

The coalition filed an amicus brief supporting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to lift restrictions on mifepristone, the only FDA-approved medication for abortion.

“The Fifth Circuit’s decision to reinstate medically unnecessary restrictions on the FDA-approved drug mifepristone was dangerous and misguided,” James said. “The availability of medication abortion is critical to ensure safe reproductive health care for millions of Americans, particularly those in low-income, underserved, and rural communities.”

The coalition argues that the Fifth Circuit’s decision could disrupt the most common method of abortion, affecting countless individuals and the wider health care system.

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

The brief contends that the Fifth Circuit’s ruling disregards decades of evidence and research demonstrating mifepristone’s safety and effectiveness. It warns that the ruling could stifle scientific innovation and imperil the development of thousands of drugs nationwide.

Among the states joining New York in this legal action are Arizona, California, Illinois, and Massachusetts.

Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment