Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) joined Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and 35 colleagues in introducing a resolution in support of maintaining access to Mifepristone, a safe and effective medication used by more than 5 million women over the last 20 years for miscarriage and abortion care.
This resolution expresses the sense of Congress that the scientific judgment of the FDA that mifepristone is safe and effective should be respected, and law and policy governing access to life-saving, time-sensitive medication abortion care in the United States should be based on science. The resolution highlights the significant harm posed to women nationwide brought by anti-choice efforts to restrict access to this critical medication.
“Anti-choice Republicans are continuing to attack women’s rights, even in pro-choice states, and we need to ensure they can continue to access this life-saving medication and care,” said Cortez Masto. “Nevadans and all Americans have made it clear they support a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, and I will continue fighting to protect access to the abortion pill and women’s reproductive health care.”
“Women in Nevada and across the country have safely used Mifepristone for decades,” said Senator Rosen. “Extreme anti-choice politicians’ lawsuit to ban it is the latest attempt by anti-choice extremists to ban abortion and tell women what to do with their own bodies. I’m joining my colleagues in a resolution to make clear that banning this safe medication will have dire consequences for women across our country.”