WaPo: Trump Judge Appears Likely To Ban Abortion Pills

The Washington Post reports:

The federal judge who could upend access to a widely used abortion medication pressed government lawyers in a hearing Wednesday about the safety and approval process for the drug, which has been on the market in the U.S. for more than two decades.

While the antiabortion group challenging the drug acknowledged there is no precedent for a court to order the suspension of a long-approved medication, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk seemed open to the argument that mifepristone had not been properly vetted — claims the FDA and leading health organizations strongly contest.

It took more than four years for the abortion pill to get approval from the FDA in 2000. The lawsuit was brought by the legal group Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of antiabortion medical organizations.

Read the full article. Before being nominated by Trump, Kacsmaryk worked for the anti-LGBTQ hate group, the First Liberty Institute. In January, he advanced a challenge to the right to access contraception.