U.S. States, Others Weigh in on Court Battle over Abortion Pill
The suit sees Republicans in support of it and Democrats opposed
On Friday, dozens of U.S. state attorneys general weighed in on a lawsuit seeking a court order blocking access nationwide to a drug used in medication abortion, with Republicans in support of the lawsuit and Democrats warning of "devastating consequences" if it succeeds.
In the lawsuit, filed last year in Amarillo, Texas federal court, anti-abortion groups, including the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, claim the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) used an improper process to approve the drug mifepristone in 2000, and did not adequately consider its safety.
Suing in Amarillo ensured the case would go before U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a reliable conservative and "former" Christian activist.
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