Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could limit nationwide access to mifepristone, a drug used in medication abortions. Meanwhile, advocates in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, Montana and other states are actively working to put abortion rights directly before voters and use the tool of direct democracy to secure reproductive freedom for millions of people. 

“While the Supreme Court is once again considering whether to erode the right to bodily We autonomy, advocates and organizers in several states are working overtime to qualify ballot measures to defend reproductive rights in 2024,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project. “Since the Dobbs decision two years ago, voters in six states have voted to defend abortion rights when given the opportunity on the ballot. We fully expect that trend to continue this year and applaud the citizens who are standing up for their rights.

“At a time when extremists from state legislatures to the Supreme Court of the United States are trying to further restrict abortion, direct democracy is a promising path forward that should not be overlooked. We at the Fairness Project are excited to continue supporting local coalitions around the country in their work to let voters have a say and defend reproductive rights at the ballot.” 

The Fairness Project has made seven-figure investments to support reproductive rights measures in 2024, including more than $3.1 million to the Arizona for Abortion Access campaign. It is also actively working to support the Missourians for Constitutional Freedom campaign, the Montanans Securing Reproductive Rights campaign, and other campaigns currently in development. This follows the Fairness Project’s support of three other reproductive rights ballot measure campaigns in the past two years — Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights, Michigan Reproductive Freedom for All, and Vermont for Reproductive Freedom — all of which were successful.

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