Recent Updates: FAQ on the mifepristone lawsuits, The Gender Justice Brief podcast, and more

December 15, 2023

Check out this week’s Gender Justice Newsletter for updates on our work in the fight for bodily autonomy and gender equity!

SCOTUS to Hear Lawsuit Threatening Medication Abortion Access

This week, the United States Supreme Court announced they will hear arguments this term in U.S. Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, a case about the FDA’s approval of the abortion medication Mifepristone. The ruling in this case could significantly restrict access to abortion care nationwide, including in Minnesota.

Gender Justice is tracking ongoing developments regarding the case and the future of Mifepristone, and you can read our FAQ here.

Next Week – Appeals Court Hearing on Pharmacist’s Denial of Emergency Contraception

In August of 2022, an Aitkin County Jury found that a Minnesota pharmacy did not discriminate when they refused to fill an emergency contraception prescription for our client, Andrea Anderson. Our legal team worked hard to appeal the decision to ensure Minnesota patients can safely access the healthcare they need.

On December 21st, oral arguments in the appeal will take place. Stay tuned for more news soon! As always, if you want to support our work in the meantime, you can donate here!

North Dakota Abortion Ban Hearing for Preliminary Injunction

Next week, on December 20th, oral arguments will take place in our case with The Center for Reproductive Rights and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP for a preliminary injunction on North Dakota’s Abortion Ban. You can read about the case’s background here, and keep an eye out for updates from us after the hearing next week!

The Gender Justice Brief: Ali v. Sun Country

In this latest episode of our podcast, The Gender Justice Brief, our legal team discuss our important new case, Ali v. Sun Country, and the significance of protections for nursing and pumping parents in the workplace. They highlight the experiences faced by Hani Ali, a mother who faced discrimination and intimidation at Sun Country Airlines due to her need to pump milk at work. Check out the episode here!

The Gender Justice Brief: Mailbag Episode

We’ll be hosting a special end-of-the-year mailbag episode of our podcast, and we’re inviting supporters like you to submit your questions for Gender Justice Legal Director Jess Braverman and Special Projects Advisor Erin Maye Quade! You can send your questions in using this link!

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–The Gender Justice Team

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