(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Far-left Democrat US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has insisted that President Joe Biden “ignore” a federal judge’s ruling suspending the FDA’s approval of medical abortion drug mifepristone.
You can see a video of AOC’s remarks further down this post.
Last Friday, US District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled in favor of anti-abortion activists and against the Food and Drug Administration.
The Texas-based judge, an appointee of President Donald Trump, suspended the FDA’s 2000 decision to approve mifepristone and its recent decision to make abortion-inducing pills available in retail pharmacies and be prescribed remotely and sent by mail.
The Biden administration filed an appeal of the decision Friday night, according to a report by Politico cited by Newsmax.
In an interview with CNN, New York Democrat Ocasio-Cortez argued that the Texas judge’s ruling eroded judicial legitimacy.
“I believe the Biden administration should ignore this ruling,” AOC stated.
“I think that the courts have the legitimacy, and they rely on the legitimacy of their rulings, and what they are currently doing is engaged in an unprecedented and dramatic erosion of the legitimacy of the courts,” she argued.
Meanwhile, also on Friday, another US District Judge, Thomas Rice, in Spokane, Washington state, issued an opposite ruling ordering that the FBDA maintain the status quo on mifepristone.
The conflicting ruling by Rice, a Barack Obama appointee, “could force the issue to the US Supreme Court.”
“It is the justices themselves, through the deeply partisan and unfounded nature of these rulings, that are undermining their own enforcements,” AOC insisted.
Pills for inducing abortion, typically used in the first ten weeks of pregnancy, have become the most popular abortion method in the US.
President Joe Biden reacted Friday night to the Texas judge’s ruling calling it a “political attack.”
“Today, a single federal district judge in Texas ruled that a prescription medication that has been available for more than 22 years, approved by the FDA, and used safely and effectively by millions of women here and around the world, should no longer be approved in the United States,” Biden declared in a statement.
“If this ruling were to stand, then there will be virtually no prescription approved by the FDA which would be safe from these kinds of political, ideological attacks. My administration will fight this ruling,” he added.
Another US lawmaker – Democrat Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon – also urged the president to ignore the Texas judge’s order to suspend the FDA’s approval of mifepristone.
“There is no way this decision has a basis in law. It is instead rooted in conservatives’ dangerous and undemocratic takeover of our country’s institutions,” Wyden said.
“No matter what happens in seven days, I believe the Food and Drug Administration has the authority to ignore this ruling, which is why I’m again calling on President Biden and the FDA to do just that,” he added.
“The FDA, doctors, and pharmacies can and must go about their jobs like nothing has changed and keep mifepristone accessible to women across America. If they don’t, the consequences of banning the most common method of abortion in every single state will be devastating,” the Democrat insisted.
Here is the video:
AOC: I believe that The Biden Administration should ignore this ruling. The courts rely on the legitimacy of their rulings and what they are currently doing is engaging in an unprecedented erosion of their legitimacy pic.twitter.com/Szx9xXYBNN
— Acyn (@Acyn) April 8, 2023
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