Just when you thought the battle for reproductive rights could not getting murkier and darker, it has. This is judge, Matthew Kacsmaryk. He is a district judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Last Friday night, Kacsmaryk, issued a preliminary ruling suspending the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, a medication abortion drug. Kacsmaryk, in his ruling, said that the ruling would not take effect for seven days, giving the Biden administration the opportunity to file an emergency appeal. They will appeal.
The judge stated the following, in his ruling.
“The Court does not second-guess FDA’s decision-making lightly. But here, FDA acquiesced on its legitimate safety concerns – in violation of its statutory duty – based on plainly unsound reasoning and studies that did not support its conclusions.”
Biden’s response was a logical one, to me, and to most others, I would believe, especially his first sentence.
“The Court in this case has substituted its judgment for FDA, the expert agency that approves drugs. If this ruling were to stand, then there will be virtually no prescription, approved by the FDA, that would be safe from these kinds of political, ideological attacks.”
Just an hour later, another male district court judge, in Spokane, Washington, issued a ruling preventing the FDA from making any changes to the approval of the drug.
So now, the whole matter is in limbo, while the issue gets tossed around like a political football. In all likelihood, the matter will be settled at the Supreme Court, where conservatives have a six-to-three majority. Another dark day for reproductive rights. One thing I do know. Never piss off an already angry woman. This is far from over.
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