In response to U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang’s second ruling, reaffirming his earlier 50-state injunction suspending health and safety protections for women seeking chemical abortion pills, Catherine Glenn Foster, President and CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement:

A single federal judge in Maryland has now doubled down on a sweeping nationwide injunction that gravely undermines the health and safety of all women—but especially endangers low-income women and communities of color, the very people the plaintiffs purport to represent. These communities have suffered immensely during COVID-19. Instead of fighting for the health, safety, and wellbeing of women who make the unfortunate decision to seek a chemical abortion, today’s decision strips basic health and safety protections and leaves women to experience potentially life-threatening complications alone. Activists who support stripping these basic health and safety protections disregard the dangerous history of chemical abortion drugs like mifepristone, which, according to FDA data, has resulted in more than 4,000 adverse events, 1,000 hospitalizations, hundreds of infections, and at least 24 deaths. Abortion businesses want to wipe their hands of responsibility to patients. Today’s decision imposing one man’s views on women across America is another step in that very wrong and dangerous direction.

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization that holds the distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America—incorporated in 1971. It protects and defends human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts.