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Setback on Safety of Women’s Health

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SCOTUS decision to allow abortion pill’s distribution to continue is disappointing and dangerous 

For Immediate Release                                                           Contact:  CWA Communications Team  
April 21, 2023                                                                                                            

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, April 21, the Supreme Court made the choice to not uphold the Fifth Circuit’s Court decision to ban the use and distribution of Mifepristone, the dangerous chemical abortion drug.

“We are disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow an unproven and unsafe drug on the market in clear violation of federal law while the case against the FDA continues,” said Penny Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. “The law is clear, so we are confident of our ultimate victory. The FDA’s reckless disregard for women’s safety in the rushed approval of the abortion drug for political purposes will be exposed. But we are deeply saddened to see the Court ignore the untold number of women who will be at risk because the FDA decided to lower the standards of care to promote abortion to an ever-increasing number of women.

“Let’s be clear; there is nothing safe or effective about allowing people to perform their own DIY abortion. Approval of this drug would allow anyone anywhere to have an abortion without any in-person medical supervision, reliable in-person safeguards and checks, and without a routine medical examination.”

The plaintiffs in this case, including the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine and other groups of doctors and national medical associations oppose the removal of safety precautions about this drug including that since 2021, it can be sent through the mail in clear violation of federal law.

“The FDA is not following its own standards and needs to answer for their reckless disregard for the women who take this drug,” continued Nance. “Americans who are concerned for the safety and well-being of young women and Republicans who claim to be pro-life should be taking this issue head on and clearly articulating that protecting the lives of women is one of their highest priorities.”


Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.