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Jose Garcia

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Tue Mar 28, 2023, 09:55 AM Mar 2023

Dem AGs clash with Biden admin over abortion pill restrictions

Source: Politico

The Biden administration is fighting a Democratic-led effort to make abortion pills more accessible even as it simultaneously opposes a GOP-led effort to ban the drugs nationwide.

Lawyers representing the FDA are expected in court on Tuesday to defend the agency’s authority to place certain restrictions on mifepristone, which is typically used to end a pregnancy during the first 10 weeks. The case before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington was brought by more than a dozen Democratic state attorneys general who say the requirements around the drug, including a certification process for anyone prescribing it, place an undue burden on patients and providers.

“I’m just not going to put up with an FDA that places unreasonable and illegal limitations on this important medication,” Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who is leading the coalition, said in an interview. “I understand I’m filing a lawsuit against an administration that I respect and a president who I admire, but that’s beside the point. They have restrictions in place that are real, that have an impact and that need to be eliminated.”

Should the judge rule in their favor, the case could eliminate restrictions in those states — broadening access to the drug for tens of millions of people. But the oral arguments also come as a federal judge in Texas is set to rule on whether to ban the pills entirely, and the potential for clashing federal court decisions could push the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, which overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/03/28/attorneys-general-biden-abortion-pills-00089089

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Dem AGs clash with Biden admin over abortion pill restrictions (Original Post) Jose Garcia Mar 2023 OP
The fifth circuit is trying to pull a coup on America, it's time to stop playing nice ck4829 Mar 2023 #1
Democrats Clash! How did I know this would be a Politico article? FSogol Mar 2023 #2
Perhaps There's A Strategic Reason The Administration Does Not Wish to Pursue At This Time? MayReasonRule Mar 2023 #3
I like it republianmushroom Mar 2023 #4
Because freedom is for men only it seems? pwb Mar 2023 #5


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3. Perhaps There's A Strategic Reason The Administration Does Not Wish to Pursue At This Time?
Tue Mar 28, 2023, 11:06 AM
Mar 2023
“The FDA has approved over 20,000 drugs without limitations. So why is mifepristone listed along with fentanyl as one of only 60 drugs that have limitations?” he said. “It doesn’t make sense from a science perspective. And that’s why we think we’re going to prevail.”
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