Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2023 / 11:20 am
The Biden administration plans to issue an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court allowed a Texas judge’s ruling to severely restrict abortion pill access.
The appeals court Wednesday night temporarily suspended the judge’s ruling to invalidate the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abortion pill mifepristone. The decision will, however, leave in place restrictions that will severely limit the abortion drug’s distribution.
The three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana granted a partial stay of Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s Friday ruling. It also reinstated mifepristone restrictions lifted by the FDA after 2016.
This means that the abortion pill mifepristone remains legal for the time being.