Friends and Allies –
We’re a marijuana reform group, so we know firsthand that prohibition is a bad policy. That’s why we know it’s more important than ever that Mifepristone—the abortion pill under consideration in a Texas court—remain accessible.
Last week, in the worst federal abortion ruling since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a Trump-appointed Texas District Court Judge REVOKED the FDA’s 23-year approval of mifepristone for the entire country.
We can only have a just society when we fight back against attacks on the freedoms and liberties of any one group as a whole movement. That’s why BOWL PAC is joining Daily Kos to demand that the FDA ensure access to mifepristone and re-confirm its safety assessment.
The overturning of Roe v. Wade was a blow to both democracy and freedom. In the right-wing Supreme Court’s decision, the court argued that access to abortion is similar to access to drug utilization—both things that the Court thinks Americans are too juvenile to access for themselves.
Just check out this quote from the opinion:
“Attempts to justify abortion through appeals to a broader right to autonomy and to define one’s ‘concept of existence’ prove too much. Casey, 505 U. S., at 851. Those criteria, at a high level of generality, could license fundamental rights to illicit drug use, prostitution, and the like.”
That’s not a parody—it’s the published opinion overturning constitutionally protected abortion throughout America. The right-wing Supreme Court admits that they’re setting their sights on other issues of bodily autonomy, including the freedom for consenting adults to utilize recreational drugs safely.
It is clear that right-wing judges will stop at nothing to take away our rights to bodily autonomy in America, and that these two fights are deeply interconnected.
At BOWL PAC, we’re leading the fight for cannabis legalization and expungement because we know an individual’s freedom to make informed choices is central to democracy. We stand in solidarity with the abortion rights movement and ask you to do the same by signing our petition to the FDA demanding they protect access to mifepristone.
Thanks for all you do,