Statement from URGE on Mifepristone Supreme Court Oral Arguments

March 26, 2024

Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine case. This case will decide if the abortion pill, Mifepristone, will remain accessible to the public. This is the first time in two years an abortion case will be heard at the Supreme Court following the Dobbs decision. 

In response, Kimberly Inez McGuire, Executive Director of URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, said:

“It’s very clear that young people want more access to abortion care, not less, because abortion gives us control over our futures – where we can live with justice, love freely, express gender and sexuality, and define and create families of our choosing. Mifepristone is safe and effective and backed by over 20 years of scientific and medical evidence.

“Last month, I had a miscarriage, and in order to safeguard my health, and my ability to have a child in the future if I choose to, I needed to take Misoprostol. These pills, Mife and Miso, are essential, life saving medications used by people all over the globe. Yet right now inside that building, anti-abortion extremists are arguing a case based on junk science, busybody doctors, and plain old misogyny. 

“It’s no accident that the same conservative extremists that have made abortion illegal in almost half the country are attacking one of the most safe, effective, and widely available options to end a pregnancy. This is about power and control over our lives, our bodies, and our pregnancies. And that power belongs to us. 

“Make no mistake – there is no end to this extremist agenda. They have taken away our federal right to abortion. They are coming for abortion pills and birth control, and they will not stop until they can control everything about our reproductive lives. We will not let them do that, not to our communities, not to our children, not to our country. Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision in this case, we will continue to fight to make sure whatever people can access the reproductive healthcare they need and deserve.”