Alabama AG Wants to Prosecute Patients Taking Abortion Pills

January 11, 2023

Republican AGs Continue Attacks on Abortion

Washington, DC — Republican Attorneys General have been clear that they will stop at nothing to further their attacks on abortion access and reproductive health care. Following the news that the U.S. Postal Service can continue delivering abortion pills, reported this week that Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said “women in Alabama who use those pills to end pregnancies could be prosecuted. That’s despite wording in Alabama’s new Human Life Protection Act that criminalizes abortion providers and prevents its use against the people receiving abortions. Instead, the attorney general’s office said Alabama could rely on an older law, one initially designed to protect children from meth lab fumes.” also spoke with Emma Roth, a staff attorney at Pregnancy Justice, a legal organization that represents pregnant women and fights efforts to criminalize pregnancy and abortion, who said the organization “stands ready to challenge any attempt to expand the chemical endangerment statute to criminalize the use of abortion medication.”

Statement from Emily Trifone, Deputy Communications Director, DAGA:

“This is just the latest example in a long line of Republican AGs outdoing one another in their dangerous anti-abortion attacks. Whether it’s attacking abortion providers or trying to jail patients for accessing health care, Republican AGs like Steve Marshall need to stop inserting themselves into personal medical decisions.”


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