What’s Going On With Medication Abortion?

Mifepristone, one of two medications used in abortion care, is at risk for being banned across the US – even in blue states. Since its approval by the FDA over two decades ago, Mifepristone has been proven to be a safe and effective way for a woman to have an abortion in the comfort and privacy of her own home. It is safer than Tylenol or Viagra. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has said that Mifepristone “can be a life-saving intervention” if a woman is hemorrhaging or experiencing a miscarriage.

In November 2022 an anti-abortion physician’s group known as the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM) filed a lawsuit in Texas to overturn the FDA’s approval of mifepristone. The group targeted a specific area in Texas for the lawsuit because there is a Trump-appointed judge who they believe will rule in favor of banning Mifepristone.

If the judge in Texas agrees with the AHM, mifepristone will no longer be available anywhere in the United States, regardless of state laws that may protect abortion access. NARAL Pro-Choice America estimates that 64.5 million American women will lose access to safe medication abortion if the FDA approval is revoked.

Excerpt from Red Wine & Blue

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