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Attorney General Letitia James pledges to protect bodily autonomy rights

June 13, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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STATEWIDE — Attorney General Letitia James, in a statement released Thursday morning, June 13, following the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to uphold access to the widely-used abortion medication mifepristone, said, “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. 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.” 

Attorney General James has served as a national leader in the fight to protect abortion rights and access to reproductive healthcare. Most recently, last month, she filed a lawsuit against an anti-abortion group and 11 crisis pregnancy centers for promoting scientifically unfounded abortion reversal treatments.

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