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Abortion access threatened in all 50 states

After Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court, putting abortion regulation in the hands of the states, many Americans were worried that right-wing anti-abortion activists would go further and attempt to try to ban abortion nationwide.

Those worries are well-founded.

Here is what you need to know: 23 years ago, the FDA approved mifepristone as a safe and effective medication to end a pregnancy.

Despite millions of Americans successfully using mifepristone, a federal judge in Texas could issue a nationwide injunction blocking the FDA's approval as soon as tomorrow.

The FDA is calling it "extraordinary and unprecedented". I call it outrageous and dangerous.

More than half of all abortions in America are done through medication abortion — the "abortion pill" — and it is possible that this ruling will immediately ban the use of this medication nationwide, before there has even been a trial to determine the facts, much less appeals to higher courts.

If this right-wing judge blocks access to abortion nationwide, Congress must act. If Congress cannot act, we need to elect pro-choice champions nationwide. Chip in now to help build the movement to elect a pro-choice majority in the US House.

We do not have a moment to lose.


Posted on February 23, 2023.