April 21, 2023

Seth Nieman, West End Strategy Team; 202-702-3302

Interfaith Alliance Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Pausing Suspension Of Abortion Pill

WASHINGTON—Religious freedom advocates are celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision to grant a full stay in a recent ruling blocking access to the commonly used abortion medication, mifepristone. In response to the Court’s decision, The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, president and CEO of Interfaith Alliance, released the following statement:

“Although the future of this case remains uncertain as it continues through the appeals process, the Supreme Court’s decision today is a victory for the rule of law and the reproductive and religious freedom rights of all Americans. True religious freedom means that every American has the right to seek essential care led by their own beliefs and circumstances, not the religious views of public officials.

“Even as we celebrate this ruling, we cannot lose sight of the fact that anti-choice extremists remain bent on forcing their religious beliefs on all of us. Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, people of diverse faiths and beliefs have been voicing their opposition and refusing to cede ground to an extreme minority. We will not let up now.”

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Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit