DOJ To Ask Supreme Court To Intervene In Abortion Pills Case
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is asking the Supreme Court to intervene in the Texas abortion pills case, it announced Thursday.
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said Thursday that the DOJ “strongly disagrees with the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA.” On Wednesday night, the Fifth Circuit granted in part the government’s emergency motion for a stay pending appeal on a federal judge’s decision to suspend U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the abortion pill, allowing the suspension on relaxed rules introduced by the FDA after 2016 to stand.
Statement from Merrick B. Garland on Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA Appeals Decision https://t.co/IkBZULyNfD
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) April 13, 2023
After 2016, the FDA allowed distribution of the abortion pill via mail and extended the latest point it could be used during pregnancy to 10 weeks.
“We will be seeking emergency relief from the Supreme Court to defend the FDA’s scientific judgment and protect Americans’ access to safe and effective reproductive care,” Garland said.
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