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Judge Promises to Rule 'As Soon as Possible' in Major Case That Could Ban Abortion Drug Nationwide

Ashley Sadler : Mar 16, 2023  LifeSiteNews.com

"The FDA's approval of chemical abortion drugs has always stood on shaky legal and moral ground, and after years of evading responsibility, it's time for the government to do what it's legally required to do: protect the health and safety of vulnerable women and girls." -ADF senior counsel Erik Baptist

(Amarillo, TX) — [LifeSiteNews.com] A Trump-appointed federal judge said he plans to issue a decision "as soon as possible" after hearing oral arguments Wednesday in a major pro-life case that reportedly has some abortion facilities preparing for an imminent nationwide ban on the abortion-inducing drug mifepristone. (Image: Pexels)

A significant case for the pro-life movement, a ruling banning mifepristone is nonetheless likely to be met with appeal, and abortionists are poised to switch to other options if mifepristone is pulled from the market.

US District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk declared his intention to issue a ruling "soon" during a Wednesday hearing in Amarillo, Texas, in which he heard arguments from attorneys with the Biden administration as well as pro-life plaintiffs including the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, Reuters reported.

LifeSiteNews previously reported that the case doesn't hinge on the ethics of the abortion drug or the nature of abortion itself, but rather the regulatory process that led to the drug's entrance onto the market over two decades ago.

Mifepristone, which works by depriving the growing infant of needed progesterone, effectively starving him to death, is often combined with the follow-up drug misoprostol, which induces labor to deliver the deceased infant.

READ: Texas case which could stop the sale of abortion drugs in the USbeganMarch 15

In November, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of four medical organizations and four doctors against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), arguing that the agency had inappropriately fast-tracked its approval of mifepristone back in 2000.

Now, the ADF and the groups it represents are asking the court for a preliminary injunction that would block prescription of the abortion drug nationwide until the court has a chance to render a definitive judgment... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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