The States Newsroom reports:
Attorneys general representing nearly two dozen Republican states are backing a lawsuit that would remove the abortion pill from throughout the United States after more than two decades, eliminating the option even in states where abortion access remains legal.
The state of Missouri filed its own brief in the case Friday while Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed a brief on behalf of her state as well as Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
“The serious nature of the FDA’s unlawful actions, and the agency’s decision to invite lawbreaking by private parties and government actors across the country, favors broad relief,” the 22 Republican attorneys general wrote in the multi-state brief.
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Photo: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey.
The suit, Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was filed by the anti-LGBTQ hate group, the Alliance Defending Freedom.
A ruling is expected shortly from US District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of Texas. Before being nominated by Trump, Kacsmaryk worked for the anti-LGBTQ hate group, the First Liberty Institute.
Last month Kacsmaryk advanced a challenge to the right to access contraception.
. @AGAndrewBailey alleges in his brief that medication abortions, which have been used for more than two decades, “are much riskier than surgical abortions.” #moleg #mogov via @JenniferShutt https://t.co/NklT1SfYA2
— Missouri Independent (@MO_Independent) February 10, 2023