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Whitmer Concerned About Potential Supreme Court Restrictions on Mifepristone


MICHIGAN, March 26, 2024 ~ Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expressing concerns about a U.S. Supreme Court hearing and what it could mean for abortion rights in the state of Michigan enshrined into law by its voters in 2022.

The Supreme Court began hearings Tuesday for FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, which will decide if access to the abortion drug mifepristone should be limited, including potentially cutting off telehealth prescriptions, receiving mifepristone in the mail, and taking the drug up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy. The drug is one of two used for medical abortions, with 63% of all abortions last year being medication abortions.


March 26, 2024 ~ The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in a case over access to mifepristone, a two-drug regimen used for abortions and miscarriages. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talks with Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Jackson about her concern over how this might impact women’s rights in other states, as well as her upcoming recommendation on the Michigan State University trustees.

(CONTINUED) Whitmer, who has been a staunch supporter of abortion access in Michigan, told WJR‘s Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds, “We did codify abortion rights in our constitution in 2022, overwhelmingly so. We’ve been able to level a lot of barriers to women accessing this care. However, a Supreme Court decision that takes mifepristone away from women will impact women in all 50 states and our ability to exercise safe, medical abortion, which has been available for 20 years.

It is considered safe under the FDA, and this also is a medication that has a lot of other applications. Taking this away from American women in our families is one more effort to undermine our ability to make our own decisions about our body and our health care.