Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on Sunday said the Brandon Regime will ignore a federal judge’s ruling to suspend the FDA’s approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.
Federal judges on Friday issued dueling orders on access to abortion pills, setting up a Supreme Court battle.
“U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, ordered a hold on federal approval of mifepristone in a decision that overruled decades of scientific approval. But that decision came at nearly the same time that U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice, an Obama appointee, essentially ordered the opposite and directed U.S. authorities not to make any changes that would restrict access to the drug in at least 17 states where Democrats sued in an effort to protect availability.” AP reported.
The Brandon Regime vowed to fight the Texas judge’s ruling to suspend the FDA’s approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.
Xavier Becerra appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday to discuss the competing orders with host Dana Bash.
Becerra said that “everything is on the table” including ignoring the federal judge’s ruling.
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra says “everything is on the table” following a Texas federal judge’s ruling to suspend the FDA’s approval of the medication abortion drug mifepristone https://t.co/Tk0NLZwafb pic.twitter.com/Ao2pAYqSx6
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