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    13, June 2024
    LatinoJustice Welcomes SCOTUS Decision to Halt Restriction to Medical Abortions

LatinoJustice Welcomes SCOTUS Decision to Halt Restriction to Medical Abortions

June, 13 2024 
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LatinoJustice Applauds SCOTUS Decision to Halt Restriction to Medical Abortions  
SCOTUS Ruling to Help Maintain Access to Safe Abortions  

New York, NY – In a unanimous vote the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, a case about the FDA’s approval of the abortion drug Mifepristone, maintaining access to medicated abortion across the county. Plaintiffs had challenged the FDA’s authority to approve the medication abortion pill and its action to make it easier to access Mifepristone in 2016 and 2021. The Court stated that plaintiffs had no legal right to sue.  
In response to this decision LatinoJustice PRLDEF issued the following statement, which can be attributed to Fran Fajana,  Director of Racial Justice Strategy at LatinoJustice PRLDEF:     

“Today’s Supreme Court decision allows women across the nation to heave a sigh of relief knowing that they will still have access to Mifepristone and will be able to hold on to some of the last sliver of bodily autonomy they have. After overturning Roe v Wade, we have seen the consequences of that decision fall hardest on Latinas, people of color, people in rural areas, young people, immigrants, and people of low-income. As anti-abortion groups continue to work to deprive and strip women of their fundamental right to autonomy over their own bodies, we call on our city and state government officials to help embed bodily autonomy as a fundamental right in our state constitutions and statues. LatinoJustice will continue to defend and expand access to safe and affordable reproductive health care for women across our nation.”  


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