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Court halts FDA's illegal approval of chemical abortion drugs

Friday, Apr 7, 2023

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Erik Baptist regarding a federal district court’s decision Friday in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration to protect the health and safety of women and girls by halting the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of chemical abortion drugs:

“By illegally approving dangerous chemical abortion drugs, the FDA put women and girls in harm’s way, and it’s high time the agency is held accountable for its reckless actions. Pregnancy is not an illness, and chemical abortion drugs don’t provide a therapeutic benefit—they can pose serious and life-threatening complications to the mother, in addition to ending a baby’s life. The FDA never had the authority to approve these hazardous drugs and remove important safeguards. This is a significant victory for the doctors and medical associations we represent and, more importantly, the health and safety of women and girls.”

The court ordered that its stay will not go into effect for seven days to allow the Biden administration time to seek review from appellate courts.

ADF attorneys representing the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Pediatricians, the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, and doctors Shaun Jester, Regina Frost-Clark, Tyler Johnson, and George Delgado filed suit against the FDA in November 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division.

A full news release regarding the decision will be issued and posted online shortly.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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