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BEFORE ORAL ARGUMENTS IN MIFEPRISTONE CASE, STAND UP AMERICA URGES SUPREME COURT REFORM 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MARCH 26, 2024

PRESS CONTACT:
Sarah Harris, press@standupamerica.com

Releases Poll Showing Over 60 Percent Of Americans Don’t Think the Supreme Court Should Restrict Access to Mifepristone

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a case which could ban the sale of mifepristone –one of two FDA-approved drugs commonly used in medication abortion— nationwide. Mifepristone is used in more than half of abortions nationwide, and taking it off the market would significantly compromise abortion access across the country, including in states with laws, executive orders, or constitutional provisions on the books that protect abortion rights. The ruling could endanger reproductive freedoms. 

Stand Up America’s executive director, Christina Harvey, issued the following statement:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade declared open season on abortion care throughout America. This attack on mifepristone––a safe and effective medication that has been used by millions of people for over 20 years–– is a direct result of that decision. 

“This case is just another attempt by the same extremists who worked for years to overturn Roe to further erode access to abortion care. Politicians shouldn’t be making decisions about our medical care. I sincerely hope that the right-wing justices on the Court who voted to overturn Roe find a conscience today and in the coming months and vote to keep mifepristone available. 

“Today’s oral arguments are yet another reminder that we cannot trust this hyper-partisan Supreme Court to protect our fundamental freedoms. The Supreme Court has the power to reform this Court and it’s time for them to start using it. We need Supreme Court term limits and expansion to restore balance, and an enforceable code of ethics to root out corruption.”

Since 2021, Stand Up America’s members have driven nearly 770,000 constituent calls and emails urging members of Congress to prioritize Supreme Court reform. Polling released today by Stand Up America demonstrates that 61% of Americans, including Americans in Presidential and Senate battleground states, don’t think the Supreme Court should limit access to mifepristone. In fact, only 27% of Americans believe the Court should limit access to the drug.

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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with nearly two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.

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