Statement on Senators Declaring War on Medication Abortion

Advocates for Youth is frankly disgusted by the letter sent by 20 Senators yesterday urging the FDA to ban medication abortion, as part of an ongoing effort to block abortion access and assert control over people’s reproductive lives.

“Aren’t we trying to survive a pandemic?” said Deb Hauser, President, Advocates for Youth.  “Surely these Senators would be better off finding ways to help end the pandemic than to continue to harass and restrict providers and people who need abortion care. Medication abortion has been around for decades and is an important option for those who prefer it to in-clinic abortion. Young people are working to expand, not restrict, access to abortion care options, and Senators should get out of their way.”