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A federal judge has delivered a partial win to anti-abortion activists in the case of abortion pill access in the U.S

As expected a federal judge has provided anti-abortion activists in the U.S a partial win. According to the ruling in Texas, U.S District Judge Matthew Kacmaryk undid the FDA ‘s decade(s) long approval of at least one of two of the drugs needed for such an abortion. The drug is known as mifepristone and when paired with another drug called misoprostol it has been considered a safe and effective form of abortion for more than two decades.

See the Texas and Washington rulings here.

His ruling, however, has been placed on hold for 7 days by his own doing to give the government time to appeal. Without a proper appeal, the drug combo could vanish from the United States.

“The Court does not second-guess FDA’s decision-making lightly,” Kacsmaryk wrote. “But here, FDA acquiesced on its legitimate safety concerns — in violation of its statutory duty — based on plainly unsound reasoning and studies that did not support its conclusions.”

There is a separate court ruling involving this case as of this afternoon. A judge in Washington state has issued their own ruling which now requires despite his ruling — the drugs must remain present in 12 Democratic led states for the time being.

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