WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Saturday released a statement on a Texas federal judge’s decision to revoke the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decades-old approval of mifepristone:

“This decision is just the latest effort in the right’s coordinated campaign to strip away women’s rights. It’s no surprise that a Republican judge handpicked by a conservative group to hear this case ruled to advance an anti-choice agenda that is deeply unpopular with the American people. Millions of women – even in states like Connecticut where the right to abortion is protected – could now be denied access to a safe, effective medication that has been on the market for decades. We cannot allow right-wing judges to ignore the science, and put the health, safety, and autonomy of millions of women at risk.”