Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case that Threatens Access to Mifepristone


Statement from Brittany Fonteno, President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation on today’s arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court:

Access to safe, effective medication abortion care is essential to ensuring people can make decisions about their bodies and lives based on what’s best for their individual circumstances. This case has no basis in science and is part of a broader attempt to ban abortion nationwide. If the Supreme Court upholds the 5th Circuit’s ruling, it will create unnecessary barriers for patients and those burdens will disproportionately affect BIPOC patients and other marginalized groups. It will also make it exponentially more burdensome for abortion providers to do their jobs and provide medically sound, evidence-based care to abortion seekers. Make no mistake: limiting access to mifepristone nationwide is part of anti-abortion extremists’ agenda to ban abortion altogether and do everything in their power to take away our right to bodily autonomy. 

While we prepare for a potential decision this summer, NAF stands beside our members who continue to provide compassionate, evidence-based care every day amidst unprecedented times and anti-abortion violence. We will never stop fighting for people’s ability to access the full spectrum of abortion care.


The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the nation’s largest and leading professional association of abortion providers. NAF represents hundreds of providers and clinics across the country that are on the frontlines of abortion access. NAF provides members with trainings, security support, and guidelines that serve as the gold standard of abortion care. NAF also operates the National Abortion Hotline, the nation’s largest national, toll-free, multi-lingual hotline for abortion resources and travel and financial assistance in the U.S. Learn more at 

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