The Justice Department said Friday following a Texas federal judge’s shocking decision to withdraw the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone, one of two drugs used in drug-induced abortions. I have filed an immediate appeal.
The Justice Department appealed directly to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Friday night, just hours after the original ruling.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said: statement The DOJ said it “strongly disagrees with the decision” and “will appeal the court’s decision and seeks a stay of appeal.”
“Today’s decision reverses the FDA’s expert judgment made more than 20 years ago that mifepristone is safe and effective,” writes Garland. “The agency will continue to defend the FDA’s decision.”
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk control Kacsmaryk said the FDA’s approval of mifepristone was illegal when it first hit the market in 2000. “
This decision will not be effective for seven days and will be subject to appeal by DOJ.
Alliance Defending Freedom is a conservative Christian legal organization that filed in November In federal court in Amarillo, Texas, the FDA overstepped its authority 22 years ago, claiming it expedited approval of mifepristone. One medical abortion has been approved by the FDA for more than 20 years and has a very safe and effective track record. 60% of all abortion and miscarriage care in the United States
Washington state federal judge competing rulings It also blocks the FDA from revoking mifepristone’s approval in 17 states and the District of Columbia on Friday. The duel decision will likely prompt review by the U.S. Supreme Court, jurist Guessed.
Garland said in a statement Friday night that the Justice Department is also reviewing the Washington judge’s decision.
While there’s a lot of confusion about the Texas judge’s ruling and what happens next, it’s safe to say that this is a staggering blow to abortion rights nationwide.
Vice President Kamala Harris said in a statement Friday night that the ruling was an “unprecedented decision.”
“Simply put, this decision undermines the FDA’s ability to approve safe and effective medicines based on science, not politics, from chemotherapy drugs to asthma drugs to antihypertensive drugs to insulin. ‘ she wrote.
“Each person in our country should have the right to access safe and effective medicines approved by the FDA. And we will continue to fight to protect the ability of all Americans to make decisions about doctors and health care without political interference.”
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