Anti-abortion group recirculates video implying abortion pills are unsafe

In the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments involving access to the abortion pill mifepristone, the anti-abortion group Live Action recirculated a video implying that abortion pills are unsafe and asking viewers to sign a petition to stop pharmacies from distributing abortion pills. The video was initially created last year after the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to hear the mifepristone case.


Misleading claims about abortion pills provide an opportunity to ensure that target populations are informed about the safety and availability of abortion bills, particular in states where abortion is restricted or banned. Debunking messaging may emphasize that decades of studies conclude that abortion pills are a safe way to end a pregnancy. Ensuring that FAQ sheets and public-facing websites are updated with the latest information about where and how target populations can access abortion pills is recommended.