War on Abortion Rights: New Orleans Court is Hearing a Case That May Pull A FDA-Approved Abortion Pill From The Market
The future availability of the Abortion Pill, Mifepristone, is uncertain as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reviews its FDA approval following safety concerns raised by a Texas judge. Depending on the outcome, this case could have far-reaching implications on national drug policy and potentially open doors for legal challenges to other FDA-approved drugs.
Analysis of Supreme Court decision on the abortion drug, mifepristone
On April 21, 2023, the US Supreme Court stayed a lower court decision to issue a preliminary injunction revoking the FDA’s approval of the drug mifepristone, a decision the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals left in place in part.
VP Harris attributes the approval of mifepristone to a nonexistent federal agency.
Harris says that the "Federal Drug Administration" approved the drug mifepristone 20 years ago. Last week, Kamala Harris, the Vice President, made an error by stating that a government organization called the "Federal Drug Administration" gave approval for the abortion pill mifepristone 20 years ago.
Supreme Court Extends Access to Mifepristone Amidst Legal Battle
In a recent development, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted a temporary extension on lower court rulings restricting access to the abortion pill, mifepristone. Justice Samuel Alito has extended the order until 11:59 p.m. Washington time on April 21, providing access to the drug amidst an ongoing legal battle.
Texas judge accused of being involved in the GOP's nationwide abortion ban effort says Sen Baldwin
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin, appeared on NBC News' "Meet the Press" on Sunday and accused the Texas judge who suspended the FDA's approval of the abortion pill mifepristone of being part of a Republican effort to outlaw abortion across the country. Baldwin claimed that the judge is not guided by science and is instead motivated by political ideology.
Democratic States Stockpile Abortion Pills After Texas Ruling Invalidates FDA Approval of Mifepristone
In the wake of a federal judge in Texas invalidating the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of the abortion drug mifepristone, states led by Democrats are scrambling to adjust to a possible future without it. The ruling could affect access to the pill in all states, even where Democrats and voters have acted to secure abortion rights.
The safety and effectiveness of the abortion drug mifepristone is supported by science
A US District Judge in Texas, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, believed he knew more about the safety and effectiveness of the abortion drug, mifepristone, than FDA scientists and decided to put on hold the FDA approval for the drug. This breaks years of precedence that the FDA has the expertise to make decisions like approving drugs.
Federal judge in Texas suspends approval of abortion pill, mifepristone, while legal challenge continues
In a controversial move, a federal judge in Texas has issued a preliminary injunction suspending the approval of mifepristone, one of the two drugs used for medication abortions, while a legal challenge continues. This decision has added to the volatile legal landscape surrounding abortion in the United States, which has been heavily debated since the Supreme Court's ruling last year that overturned a woman's constitutional right to the procedure.
Texas Judge Halts Access to Abortion Pill Mifepristone
A Texas judge has temporarily suspended the approval of the abortion pill, mifepristone, by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by Texas officials challenging the FDA's decision to approve the drug.
Gavin Newsom’s virtue signal to cancel Walgreens over abortion pill falls flat
In March, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed the state of California would cease doing all business with pharmacy retailer Walgreens over the company’s decision to not sell the abortion pill Mifepristone in certain states. Walgreens has more than 580 stores in the state, and it is one of the largest employers in California.
Texas Doctors Challenge FDA Approval of Mifepristone
Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Sue to Reverse Abortion Pill's Legalization. The recent groundbreaking lawsuit could potentially reshape the abortion debate in the United States. A group of anti-abortion activists, including doctors and medical groups, has taken the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to court in Texas over the approval of Mifepristone, one of the two drugs frequently used for abortions. The case is the latest legal challenge to the FDA's approval of this drug, which has been used in the United States since 2000. The legal battle could have implications for abortion access across the country.
Unfortunate update: The future of medication abortions rests with a known conservative Texas judge.
Unfortunate update: The future of medication abortions rests with a Texas judge known for their conservative views. Is it possible for a federal judge to claim that a medication for abortion, used by millions of women for over 20 years, did not undergo proper scrutiny and ban its usage?