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What you need to know about the Texas abortion pill decision

I am devastated by this news.

Just moments ago, a Trump-appointed judge in Texas revoked FDA approval for the most widely used abortion pill in the country, mifepristone.

Important: This ruling doesn’t take effect for seven days, and even if it’s upheld, FDA has expansive authority to allow its use and availability according to the best scientific and medical evidence.

But let's be clear: This ruling will make it harder to access abortion care.

Even in advance of this ruling, the national pharmacy chain Walgreens decided to stop providing mifepristone to patients, in a craven act of pure cowardice.

This is yet another attack by right-wing extremists to curtail abortion access and undermine our basic freedoms.

I stand with millions of Americans in support of abortion rights. Join our movement today and stand with us as we fight to protect human rights.

It is up to Congress to stop the courts from destroying our rights. We need to elect a pro-choice Congress who will fight for us. When you join our movement you make it possible to elect pro-choice candidates and grow our movement.

Donate $8 today and join the fight to defend reproductive freedom for every American.


Posted on April 7, 2023.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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