New York leads Democratic coalition calling on the Supreme Court to protect abortion medication access

New York City officials are spearheading a coalition of Democratic cities in urging the Supreme Court to safeguard access to abortion medication.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments about access to the abortion pill mifepristone in March, the first case on the topic since the highest court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022. New York and five other localities from across the country are asking the Supreme Court to protect the public’s access to mifepristone, one of two pills used as abortion medication. 

San Francisco, Los Angeles County, Cook County in Illinois, King County in Washington, and Santa Clara County in California all signed onto New York City’s 33-page amicus brief, filed Tuesday. 

In announcing the filing, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he’s “proud to lead this coalition
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