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Abortion Pill Still Alive: Justice Alito Grants Temporary “Administrative Stay” Of Ruling Revoking FDA Approval

Abortion Pill Still Alive: Justice Alito Grants Temporary “Administrative Stay” Of Ruling Revoking FDA Approval

Expect a ruling by the full court on the request for a stay of the Texas District Court order rescinding the approval of mifepristone by Wednesday, April 19. -- Public Domain

Justice Alito has granted an “administrative stay” of the Texas District Court Order rescinding FDA approval for the abortion pill mifepristone:

UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicants,

IT IS ORDERED that the April 7, 2023 order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, case No. 2:22-cv-223, is hereby administratively stayed until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. It is further ordered that any response to the application be filed on or before Tuesday, April 18, 2023, by 12 p.m. (EDT).

An administrative stay is no reflection of the merits. As the name indicates, it’s just a way on an important issue to give the full court time to consider the application for a stay. Based on the timeline, it appears there will be a ruling from the full court as to a stay by the end of the day on April 19.

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Homicide pill. Six weeks to baby meets granny in biological and legal state.

To fuck or not to fuck is the first choice.

Oh, and ladies, a man who chooses the back… black hole… whore h/t NAACP is an act of infidelity.

Right, structurally you don’t want policy by rogue judge to have instant effect. It’s a judge-shopping instability.

I’ll make my prediction of the ultimate outcome: SCOTUS will impose a high bar for challenging FDA approval decisions for safety and effectiveness of any drug, but this drug will be barred from mail delivery because of the clear language of the Comstock Act.

How is there any doubt whether FDA violated its own rules when they approved this use for mifepristone? If only someone could show it had been used as a horse dewormer in the past.

Serious question. Why is such easy access to the abortion pill essential for women’s health (their take,not mine) but oral contraceptive pills are still not OTC.

    chrisboltssr in reply to JRaeL. | April 14, 2023 at 8:25 pm

    Leftists make the shit up as they go along. They have no principles when it comes to preserving their power. It doesn’t have to make sense or have any reason: Once the Left has decided something is right, it is right and must be kept no matter how unjust, immoral and evil that something is.

    diver64 in reply to JRaeL. | April 15, 2023 at 4:08 am

    I’m still amazed that the same people that want to force vax you and your kids are suddenly all about personal health choices.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to JRaeL. | April 16, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Lots of things that aren’t all that safe (like Tylenol) are OTC, and more innocuous things aren’t.

I am still of the opinion that the arguments against the FDA have more merit, substantively and as a matter of standing, than the abortion proponents are willing to admit. But I actually read the original ruling by the district court. I doubt the abortionists did.

    buck61 in reply to Concise. | April 14, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    Take any other pill besides an abortion pill and your reasoning and the Texas judges reasoning look solid. I doubt there are five with a spine to uphold the original ruling and it may become precedent for the FDA to violate the rules in the future.

Considering the time the pill has already been approved and on the market this was probably a good move.

Looking at YOU Hawaiian judges!

Lucifer Morningstar | April 15, 2023 at 9:43 am


Mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone which ends the pregnancy and kills the unborn child.
Misoprostol causes uterine contractions to expel the dead unborn child and other pregnancy related material.

You can actually still perform a “medication abortion” with just misoprostol alone. The usual suspects claim it is “effective & safe” to use only the one drug. And even the World Health Organization (WHO) advocates its use as a single drug procedure for inducing abortion.

So the whole hysterical reaction from the leftists is kinda, sorta without merit. They can still get a “medication abortion” if they so chose. Even if mifepristone is taken off the market completely.

    From what I understand, the real dangers of this pill to pregnant women comes from ectopic pregnancies or cases where the pill-taker only *thinks* they are pregnant, say for example from a growing ovarian cyst. They’re a small percentage of the total, but pose serious health risks that practically require a doctor’s visit and sonogram to confirm.

    Of course the abortion industry doesn’t care a bit.

      gonzotx in reply to georgfelis. | April 15, 2023 at 10:51 pm

      I had an ectopic pg, I was close to death by the time I convinced any medical people I was pg was a long time ago and the urine test was inconclusive . I was literally hemorrhaging all over the place, had classic symptoms… ridiculous and I was a RN and working for about 9 years at the time…
      Blood tests weren’t accurate early on in a pf at that time either

    Not following your logic , are you ok with expelling a live baby?