On Friday, a Trump-appointed federal judge in Texas banned the safe, widely used abortion drug mifepristone, an unprecedented and dangerous measure that threatens women’s freedom to make decisions about their health care. Jen Kiggans has yet to comment.
This decision is the latest step in the Republicans’ crusade to ban abortion in all 50 states. At the same time, this politically motivated move undermines the FDA’s ability to approve safe and effective medications going forward — including new drugs to treat cancer, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses.
In the wake of one of the greatest assaults on women’s freedoms since Roe was overturned in 2022, Jen Kiggans has refused to condemn this dangerous decision — cowering in silence, knowing her extreme anti-choice position is out-of-touch with the American people. While Democrats in Congress have introduced a bill to protect women’s right to access medication like mifepristone, Kiggans has so far refused to sign on in support.
DCCC spokesperson Tommy Garcia:
“Jen Kiggans’ silence on the latest attempt to ban abortion nationwide is yet another reminder that she is a part of Republicans’ crusade against reproductive freedom. It’s both dangerous and wildly out-of-touch with the will of Virginia voters.”