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June 13, 2024

Shelby McMichael

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SACRAMENTOPlanned Parenthood Affiliates of California issued the following statement from President/CEO Jodi Hicks on the Supreme Court decision issued today in the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Court today held that the plaintiffs lack standing and mifepristone remains available for now. The legal battle over access to mifepristone is far from over, however - the Court has sent this case back to the lower courts where the legal issue of standing can be remedied and the threat to mifepristone will persist. Anti-abortion extremists will continue their efforts to ban or severely restrict abortion nationwide and states continue to pass bans and restrictions to abortion, including medication abortion. 

“Today, the Supreme Court settled on the only reasonable opinion in the absurd case against mifepristone, but this decision is not cause for celebration, or frankly, true relief. People in almost half of the states across the country have little or no access to abortion following the Dobbs decision two years ago. 

“This entire case proves once again that anti-abortion extremists will go to any length to try to restrict abortion access nationwide– even as far as suing the FDA and challenging their long-standing authority and expertise to approve medications. 

“While our state has some of the most robust protections on abortion in the country, this decision also serves as a daunting reminder that decisions at the federal level can and will continue to impact abortion access in California.

“We cannot let our guard down– this is not the end of this case, and it is certainly not the end of the anti-abortion movements’ attempts to block access to abortion. In the meantime, mifepristone remains available and legal in California and Planned Parenthood will continue to fight with all we have to protect abortion access for anyone seeking it in our state.”





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