AG Jennings announces full protections for mifepristone access remain in tact in Del.

Oral Abortion Medication Ban

DELAWARE – A federal judge has issued an order reiterating that his injunction protecting access to mifepristone in 17 states, including Delaware, remains in full force, notwithstanding recent orders by two courts in Texas.

On Thursday, in an appeal of a separate Texas lawsuit, a panel of judges in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order imposing restrictions on access to abortion medication mifepristone. Jude Thomas O. Rice’s order ensures that those restrictions do not apply to the 18 states that filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Washington to preserve and expand access to abortion medication.

“Delaware is holding the line on safe and legal abortion access — including full access to mifepristone,” said Attorney General Jennings. “Our legislature has been working for years to protect and expand abortion access in our state. Our grassroots advocates have stepped up to support Planned Parenthood, to form the First State Abortion Fund, and to help us establish the AG’s Abortion Helpline. And our office remains resolute in the fight to protect reproductive rights — including, thanks to Judge Rice’s ruling, uncompromised access to the safe, effective medication used in the majority of Delaware’s abortions. We will never stop fighting to protect the right to choose.”

In addition to AG Jennings, attorneys general from Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington State, and Washington D.C. partnered on the lawsuit.

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