Feb 21, 2023 | Politics

FDA Should Ignore Potential Court Order Blocking Abortion Pill

FDA Should Ignore Potential Court Order Blocking Abortion Pill

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) told the Biden administration that it should ignore an upcoming potential court order that would block the distribution of mifepristone, the first pill used in a two-step medication abortion regimen.

During a speech on the Senate floor Friday, Wyden spoke about a case spearheaded by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) on behalf of four national medical associations and several doctors against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Fox News reported on Monday. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the North District of Texas, points to six discrete agency actions since the legalization of mifepristone and misoprostol in 2000 and asks the court to hold the actions unlawful, which would ultimately take mifepristone off the market.

“In the coming days a lawless Trump-appointed judge is expected to ban access to abortion…

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