Texas federal judge hears case that could overturn FDA approval of abortion pills

Sarah Varney:

So the judge didn’t seem too interested in these objections that the government has about whether or not this organization can bring this lawsuit, what’s called standing, or whether they’ve granted or not the time frame in which they should bring these concerns to court, which they said had long since expired.

It should be remembered that mifepristone was approved in 2000. This pill has therefore been on the market for 23 years. It has been used by approximately 5.6 million women in the United States. He has a very long safety record. It is very effective in terminating early pregnancies.

But today’s judge seemed to focus many of his questions on what the remedy should be and how quickly and how extensively he could actually institute a remedy, whether or not that essentially orders the FDA to revoke the approval of mifepristone, which would force the manufacturer, one of the manufacturers, at least, Danco, to no longer distribute mifepristone nationwide, not just in states that have banned abortion, but in states like California, Massachusetts, Illinois, which widely support abortion rights.


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