Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision not to block access to the abortion pill, mifepristone, while litigation continues. Mifepristone is the most common abortion method in the country, and it has been proven safe and effective. Earlier this year, Cortez Masto raised the alarm about far-right extremists’ efforts to ban the abortion pill nationwide with this case.
“Nevadans and all Americans have made it clear they support a woman’s right to reproductive freedom, and I welcome the Supreme Court ruling keeping the abortion pill legal as the FDA defends this safe and effective medication in court. Far-right Republicans have made it clear they will stop at nothing to restrict women’s fundamental freedoms, and I will continue to fight to protect women and make sure they can make their own health care decisions,” said Senator Cortez Masto.
Senator Cortez Masto has been fierce advocate for women’s reproductive rights. After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Senator Cortez Masto introduced the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act of 2022 to ensure legal protections for women traveling across state lines to receive reproductive care. She has urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect the data privacy of women seeking reproductive health care and introduced legislation to make sure women across the country have access to affordable over-the-counter birth control. Just last month she took on one of the nation’s biggest pharmaceutical wholesalers to ensure Nevadans can access the abortion pill in retail pharmacies, including Walgreens.