Press Release

Praise for the Supreme Court's Ruling on Mifepristone Access


For Immediate Release: June 13, 2024

Media Contact: Carolyn Davis,, 214-395-8149 


Executive Director Carol Joyner notes connection between harmful abortion restrictions and failure to provide paid leave and other investments in care economy. 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge to the Food and Drug Administration’s initial approval of mifepristone as well as the FDA’s more recent actions to increase access to the drug, which was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2000 as part of a two-drug regimen for medication abortion. Medication abortions account for 63% of all abortions nationwide, and they have been rising substantially since the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision in 2022.

Statement from Carol Joyner, Executive Director, Family Values @ Work Action:

“Today’s decision preserves access to time-sensitive medication abortion, but it is still not enough. Well-funded anti-abortion groups and the politicians who empower them are continuing to play politics with a patient’s freedom to receive essential healthcare in consultation with their healthcare providers. The same politicians working to deny access to abortion care also don’t believe people are entitled to take paid time off to care for themselves and their families. It is the same fight to control our time, our resources and our bodies, and it impacts vulnerable families the hardest.

These anti-abortion groups are trying to distract and divide us from coming together to hold our leaders accountable on pressing issues such as quality education, affordable child care, and the huge gaps in our care workforce. However, politicians work for us – not the other way around. The fact is, the majority of Americans agree that abortion should be easier, not harder, to obtain. We need politicians who will stand up for the freedom to care for our families with policies that truly help us thrive and keep us safe, including paid leave, affordable child care, and abortion care.”

Family Values @ Work Action works in partnership with their state coalitions to build political power among historically disenfranchised voters in the movement for care and caregiving and other economic security issues through public education and civic engagement strategies.