CHICAGO – State Rep. Kimberly DuBuclet, D-Chicago, is fighting to protect reproductive rights by demanding the Supreme Court preserve access to mifepristone and other medications vital to women’s health.
“Although Illinois has some of the strongest laws to protect women’s access to reproductive health care we know out-of-state extremists will not stop working to strip away the rights we are fighting to protect,” said DuBuclet. “Access to mifepristone should be a decision between a woman and her doctor, and not extreme politicians. I call on the Supreme Court to do the right thing.”
DuBuclet has joined of a coalition of more than 600 legislators from 49 states who signed an advisory brief urging the Supreme Court to reverse a Texas lower court’s decision that imperils medical professionals’ ability to prescribe mifepristone, a drug used to stop a pregnancy or treat a miscarriage. While mifepristone is currently legal in all 50 states, the latest rollback could further endanger women’s access to reproductive health care.
“There is absolutely no good reason to block women’s access to essential medication that gives them control of their own bodies,” said DuBuclet. “Backwards-thinking legislators in other states are out of step with the majority of Americans, who support women’s inviolable ownership of their bodies.”