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The Court’s decision could have ripple effects for medication abortion access across nation, including protected-access states like Nevada    

Las Vegas, NV — The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. Federal Drug Administration (AHA v. FDA) today, marking yet another bleak milestone in the effort of anti-abortion organizations and judges to use the loss of federal protections for abortion care to further restrict abortion access nationwide despite state-level protections in states like Nevada. 

The Court is currently deciding whether to uphold a lower court ruling from the 5th-circuit that if allowed to stand would severely restrict access to mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medication abortions that has been used by more than 5 million people in the United States for abortion and miscarriage care since the FDA approved it more than 20 years ago. 

Planned Parenthood Health centers will remain open and will continue to provide care to patients, including abortion care. Mifepristone remains available and accessible where abortion is legal, if and until the Supreme Court rules in this case. A ruling is expected in June of this year.

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

“Nevadans are sick and tired of having their access to crucial reproductive health care like mifepristone at the mercy of anti-abortion politicians and judges.

These cases are proof of what we’ve always known to be true: overturning Roe was only the beginning. Anti-abortion forces in this country are poised to further restrict abortion care, IVF, and yes, even birth control. We cannot and will not let anti-abortion politicians here at home try to confuse the issue with misleading claims about the state of protections in Nevada and the lack of urgency to do more. We know that we cannot take a single protection for granted and we are doing everything we can to ensure that Nevadans know that their right to make their own health care decisions is being eroded every day by the same politicians who are walking back their past anti-abortion remarks, policy positions, and actions at every opportunity while keeping their fingers crossed that no one will notice how their past actions have led us here. Nevadans deserve better.”


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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