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Women Winning statement on the Supreme Court adding a case disputing access to Mifepristone to the docket

Saint Paul, Minn. (December 13, 2023) – Today, the United States Supreme Court announced its intention to add Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine vs. U.S. Food and Drug Administration to the Supreme Court docket, setting up a potential battle for access to the medication abortion drug Mifepristone at the federal level. 

“Post-Roe, the Federal Government maintains a neutral stance on the legality of abortion, allowing states to either safeguard or restrict access based on individual state law. Given that the FDA operates as a federal entity, any ruling in this case would have nationwide implications for every state in America,” said Women Winning Political Director Britta Moen. “This case could create a wide variety of implications, including the potential decision to prohibit the use of Mifepristone, affecting its legality in every state, even in those like Minnesota where abortion is legally permitted.”

“We urge the United States Supreme Court to listen to Americans and the FDA, and reject the extremists that seek to end bodily autonomy for pregnant and birthing people,” said Women Winning Executive Director Nevada Littlewolf. “More than half of abortions in the United States utilize medication like Mifepristone, which is a safe and effective means of ending a pregnancy. There is no historical precedent for reversing FDA approval, and there is no justification for establishing such a precedent at this time.”

Women Winning has been working for more than 40 years to elect pro-choice women to all levels of public office, from park board to President of the United States. In that time, Women Winning has raised and contributed millions of dollars to pro-choice women’s campaigns, endorsed thousands of candidates, and has more than tripled the number of pro-choice women elected officials in Minnesota. The organization’s targeted endorsement program centers on competitive districts for pro-choice women candidates with the goal of electing a truly representative government and creating a more equitable Minnesota. Women Winning will work to continue electing pro-choice women to all levels of government in 2024, with the goal of impacting abortion policy in Minnesota and in Washington.

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Women Winning was established in 1982 by a multi-partisan group of 25 women determined to increase the number of pro-choice women in public office. With more than 19,000 statewide members, Women Winning is Minnesota’s largest women’s political organization.

Women Winning’s mission is to recruit, train, and elect pro-choice women to all levels of public office. The organization runs a smart, strategic, and targeted political program focused on competitive districts for pro-choice women candidates with the goal of increasing the number of pro-choice women serving in public office. Women Winning offers robust, formal training, mentorship, and support from the time a pro-choice woman first considers a run for office to election day.

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