Letitia James Sued Over Abortion Reversal

 May 28, 2024

New York Attorney General Letitia James is facing another lawsuit from anti-abortion groups.

The lawsuit alleges she is using state power to stop nonprofit pregnancy centers from providing information on abortion pill reversal (APR), violating First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Newsweek reported that the National Institute for Family and Life Advocates, Gianna's House, Inc., and Choose Life of Jamestown, Inc., filed the lawsuit against James.

They claim she is misusing state authority to prevent nonprofit pregnancy centers from disseminating information on APR. APR involves using progesterone to counteract the effects of mifepristone, a drug used to induce abortion.

The legal case involves a woman named Maranda, who decided to reverse her abortion after taking the drug mifepristone. She found information on abortion pill reversal (APR) through New Hope Family Services' website and eventually had a successful childbirth.

The lawsuit alleges that the Attorney General unfairly targets New Hope and similar facilities, accusing them of disseminating false information about progesterone treatments.

Lawsuit Details Against Letitia James

The anti-abortion groups argue that James's actions infringe upon their rights to free speech, religious practice, and due process under the law. They seek to prevent James from penalizing the pregnancy centers and to declare her actions unconstitutional. The lawsuit claims that James is attempting to censor the centers' attempts to provide information about progesterone treatment.

The lawsuit aims to protect nonprofit centers from being targeted and uphold their right to share information about APR. This legal battle adds to the ongoing debate over abortion rights and the availability of APR.

Historical Context and Previous Lawsuits

Earlier this month, James faced a similar lawsuit from a coalition of anti-abortion groups. This previous lawsuit also claimed that James aimed to prevent Christian pregnancy centers from promoting APR protocol. These lawsuits underscore the contentious nature of abortion rights and the legal efforts to restrict or expand access to information about abortion alternatives.

Jor-El Godsey, President of Heartbeat International, commented on the situation:

New York State laws protect abortionists and abortion on demand up until birth. Now they are targeting those who assist a woman in exercising her right to continue her own pregnancy.

Implications and Reactions to the Lawsuit

The outcome of these lawsuits could have significant implications for nonprofit pregnancy centers and their ability to share information about APR. Supporters of APR argue that women should have the right to access information about all available options. Opponents, however, contend that promoting APR is misleading and potentially harmful.

The legal battle highlights the ongoing conflict between state authorities and anti-abortion groups. As these cases progress, they will likely attract significant attention from both sides of the abortion debate. The lawsuit against James represents a critical juncture in the broader struggle over abortion rights and information access.


The lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James by anti-abortion groups claims that she is using state power to block nonprofit pregnancy centers from providing information about abortion pill reversal, allegedly violating constitutional rights. The case of Maranda, who successfully underwent APR, is highlighted in the lawsuit. This legal action follows a similar lawsuit from earlier this month and is part of a broader debate over abortion rights and information access.

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