NIRH Relieved SCOTUS Grants Stay on Appellate Court Mifepristone Ruling As Litigation Continues

DATE: April 21, 2023

The Supreme Court of the United States’ Stay on the Appellate Court’s Decision Will Allow Mifepristone Access to Remain Status Quo, For the Time Being 

Andrea Miller, President of NIRH Released the Following Statement in Response to the Decision: 

“We are relieved that the Supreme Court granted a stay to block any further restrictions on the FDA-approved and very common abortion medication, Mifepristone. It seems enough Supreme Court Justices saw Judge Kacsmaryk’sorder for what it was: a lawless, anti-abortion screed,” said Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health. Let’s be clear: this case should never even made it to the inside of a courtroom in the first place. This case is a cynical attempt to further restrict – if not ban – the most common form of medication abortion, all with no grounding in science. We will continue to stay vigilant as legal proceedings continue.” 

“Our hearts and thoughts are with those seeking care, those providing care, and the abortion funds and practical support networks who continue to navigate these uncertain and stressful waters. We urge state and local leaders to fight like hell to shore up protections, enshrine access into state constitutions, and protect and expand equitable access to abortion care,” said Miller.  


The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) and the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund (NIRH Action Fund) are advocacy groups that fight to protect and advance access to just and equitable reproductive healthcare and build political power for reproductive freedom. We do this by working hand-in-hand with reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations in states and cities across the country to build coalitions, launch campaigns, change policy, and elect candidates who stand up for everyone’s right to control their reproductive lives. For more than four decades, our strategy has been to go on the offensive to pass laws that safeguard reproductive freedom. We work in communities where change is needed, so the fabric of reproductive freedom becomes harder to tear apart.