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Repeal the Comstock Act!

Once again, our rights and bodily autonomy are in the hands of the right-wing-packed Supreme Court. The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments on access to mifepristone—the FDA-approved, safe, and effective abortion pill. And two of the court's most conservative, anti-abortion judges referenced a 150-year-old, sexist, invasive, and dormant law—that is, tragically, still on the books—in their questions, a sign that they are looking for opportunities to turn back the clock a century and a half.

The Comstock Act of 1873 must be repealed now before it's too late!

Why is this important?

The Comstock Act—if enforced—is a law that prohibits the mailing of contraceptives through the mail. If the GOP wins the presidency this November, Donald Trump could enforce this law, which is still on the books though it's long been unenforced—and therefore restrict access to medication abortion, as well as other contraceptives. That's right: It's a backdoor to an abortion ban—as well as an attack on birth control, which the right wing has its targets set on—and the Supreme Court is handing Donald Trump the key.

Repeal the Comstock Act NOW! Stop anti-abortion extremists' efforts to push a nationwide medication abortion ban and to limit access to birth control and other reproductive health care.


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