Durbin Statement On Supreme Court’s Decision To Preserve Access To The Abortion Pill Mifepristone

SPRINGFIELD – Tonight, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to preserve access to the abortion pill mifepristone: 

“Tonight’s decision out of the Supreme Court is good news for millions of women nationwide who deserve the right to make their own reproductive health care decisions and will still have access to a drug that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled to be safe and effective more than two decades ago.  But this fight is far from over.  Radical right-wing judges and extremist Republican elected officials will continue their efforts to try and strip women of their reproductive freedoms across the nation.  The Senate Judiciary Committee will be examining these issues more in depth next week, and Senate Democrats will continue to fight to protect women’s access to reproductive health care.” 

On Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00 AM ET, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a full committee hearing to examine the devastating fallout since the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in June 2022.  “The Assault on Reproductive Rights in a Post-Dobbs America” is the first hearing focused on reproductive rights in the House or the Senate this Congress.