Medford, OR – According to the state officials, the ruling stems from a lawsuit filed last November by anti-abortion groups in Texas.
It also aims to block use of Mifepristone, one of two medications used for abortion care and to treat miscarriages, in the United States.
Governor Tina Kotek issued the following statement:
“This is a shameful, dangerous ruling that will prevent patients across the country from accessing safe, effective medication.
As we sort out the impact of this ruling, hear me loud and clear: abortion is still accessible and legal in Oregon.
As your Governor, I believe in the right to reproductive freedom and will continue to be a fierce advocate for that right.
My administration will be working with the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Justice, and the Biden Administration to evaluate the ruling and fight for patients across Oregon and the United States.”