(FixThisNation.com) – The Biden administration is appealing a decision by a federal judge in Texas which has potentially limited access to an abortion pill that has been available for the past two decades.
According to the case filing, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is appealing the ruling from U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which effectively gave the government one week to appeal the ruling.
An FDA spokesperson told the Hill that the abortion pill had been approved based on the “scientific evidence available.” He added that the agency would continue to support access to the pill which is safe and effective when administered properly. The spokesperson added that the drug’s approval had been given using the best science available and while following the law.
Attorney General Merrick Garland also spoke up against the decision, claiming that the Department of Justice also denounced the ruling, claiming that they were intending on appealing the decision. As he noted the decision by the Texas judge, “overturns the FDA’s expert judgment, rendered over two decades ago, that mifepristone is safe and effective.”
The Department of Justice is also looking through a different ruling from a federal judge in Washington state which is preventing the “altering the status quo and rights as it relates to the availability of Mifepristone.”
The rulings might now end up in the higher court, and could potentially even reach the Supreme Court.
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