Doctors and advocates are urging people to pre-order and stockpile abortion pills while they still can in the face of a looming court decision that could wipe out access to the drugs nationwide.
District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Amarillo, Texas, could either strike down the FDA’s decades-old decision to approve mifepristone — the first of two pills used to end a pregnancy — or roll back more recent agency decisions making the pills available via telemedicine, mail delivery and pharmacy pickup.
While the Biden administration plans to swiftly appeal any ruling against the pills, advocates say they are not counting on federal leaders to take the sweeping actions they believe are needed to deal with the potential loss of the country’s most-used method of abortion.
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The suit was filed by the anti-LGBTQ hate group, the Alliance Defending Freedom.
Before being nominated by Trump, Kacsmaryk worked for the anti-LGBTQ hate group, the First Liberty Institute.
Last month he advanced a challenge to the right to access contraception.
BREAKING: The deadline for a looming court ruling that could ban abortion pills nationwide has been pushed back from tmw to Feb. 24 so that Danco, the maker of the drug, can submit arguments in defense of the FDA’s 20+ yr old approval of the pill. https://t.co/gFnvOqg0sJ
— Alice Miranda Ollstein (@AliceOllstein) February 10, 2023