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Las Vegas, NV — Last Friday, a federal court in Texas released a decision that overturned a decades-old FDA approval of mifepristone. This decision is an ideological attack against a drug that has been in use for over 20 years and is demonstrably safe and once again disproves the argument that the Supreme Court’s reversal of federal protections for abortion would leave questions of access up to individual states. 

For now, mifepristone remains available because the judge stayed the decision in order to give the federal government seven days to appeal. But this decision sets a troubling precedent that could allow future judges with political agendas to repeal FDA approval of other medications – like contraception – threatening access even in states with protections for abortion like Nevada.

Statement of Lindsey Harmon, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada:  

One thing is abundantly clear: It’s never been about turning over the right to abortion to states to decide for anti-abortion activists, politicians, and judges, it’s about restricting and eventually outright banning abortion care for every state in this country by whatever means possible. 

This decision threatens the abortion access that Nevadans and other protected access states have fought hard for and once again serves as a clarion call about the seriousness of protecting abortion access through every possible means. The health and safety of abortion patients now facing fewer and fewer options for care depends on our continued efforts to ensure reproductive freedom and care, including abortion care, for all.” 


Planned Parenthood Votes Nevada is a statewide non-partisan, 501 (c) 4 non-profit organization that advocates and educates on issues of reproductive health care, with special consideration for advancing equitable access to abortion in an effort to empower all Nevadans, no matter income, race, gender, sexuality or immigration status to maintain and expand access to quality health care.



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