FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2023
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Indivisible’s Director of Democracy Policy Meagan Hatcher-Mays released the following statement in response to a Texas judge’s pending decision to block the FDA’s approval of the abortion medication Mifepristone:
“Today’s ruling from a MAGA judge – who was hand-selected to hear this case by the anti-abortion activists who brought it – is an audacious act of judicial meddling in our personal healthcare decisions. And it confirms what we already know: Republicans do not give a damn about safety. They do not care about women. They couldn’t care less about the well-being of pregnant people. If they did, they’d be fighting for access to healthcare and supporting paid leave policies.
“Mifepristone is safer than Tylenol and Viagra. It has been on the market for over 20 years, and it is a life-saving medication. If this judge’s ruling holds, and ultimately succeeds in making mifepristone unavailable, it will disproportionately hurt low-income women, women of color, those who have to travel in order to access abortion services, and those experiencing miscarriages.
“The judge responsible for this cruel ruling, Matthew Kacsmaryk, was appointed by Donald Trump because he is a lifelong anti-choice crusader who sits on the board of an anti-abortion organization. The notion that this decision is in any way based in the law is laughable. This outcome is purely partisan, and the lawsuit was filed by anti-abortion extremists for no other reason than they want to ban abortion completely, not out of any concern for the people who take Mifepristone.
“For now, those who need abortion medication or who need to manage a miscarriage will still have access to mifepristone, and our fight for access will continue. We stand with those in Texas and a dozen of other states who are working to expand access to this lifesaving medication, and with the women and people who will be impacted by this draconian decision.”
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