The abortion pill mifepristone reports for more than half of all abortions in the US and is supposedly safe to use.
Abortion Pill Ruling
“This ruling is an extreme abuse of power.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been clear in her opposition to the recent ruling from a federal judge in Texas that suspended the FDA’s approval of the abortion pill mifepristone. “State of the Union,” she called on Joe Biden to ignore the “extraordinary example of judicial overreach.”
The ruling came from Trump-appointed U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, who argued in a 67-page opinion that the FDA rushed its approval of mifepristone, which has been on the market for two decades. The pill, which accounts for more than half of all U.S. abortions, has been a major target of conservative politicians for years – but most frequently in the last year, following the reversal of Roe v. Wade. While the Biden administration quickly appealed the Texas ruling, Ocasio-Cortez said Kacsmaryk’s decision represents a “power grab” by a partisan judiciary and should be ignored.
Should the Supreme Court uphold Kacsmaryk’s ruling, Ocasio-Cortez said, it would essentially institute a nationwide abortion ban. “Once you start banning medication abortion, which represents the overwhelming number of abortions in the United States, then we are in extremely dangerous territory,” she said. If it reaches that point, “our system of checks and balances…is designed to push back should there be an example of judicial tyranny and judicial overreach.”