Insurrection? Top Democrats Call To Ignore Court Ruling On Abortion Pill
AOC and Senator Ron Wyden call on Biden to “ignore” the ruling, while the Governor of Massachusets says “I won’t let a Trump-appointed, anti-abortion judge in Texas stand in the way of mifepristone access in Massachusetts.”
On Friday, April 7, Texas federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk issued a ruling nullifying the FDA’s approval of one of the two major abortion pills, FDA Approval Of Abortion Pill Mifepristone Is Revoked By Federal Judge:
There were two important and seemingly (but not actually) conflicting federal district court rulings regarding the abortion pill Mifepristone, which obtained FDA approval 23 years ago. In a Texas case, the court ruled that the FDA approval was improper and revoked, with his ruling stayed for 7 days to give time for an emergency appeal. In Washington State, a district court judge prohibited the FDA from changing its protocols as to Mifepristone, but limited his ruling to 17 blue state plaintiffs, and in any event prohibiting the FDA from taking action does not preempt the revocation of approval by the Texas federal court….
I don’t see the rulings as inconsistent, though some disagree. The Washington State order prohibits the FDA from taking any steps with regard to the drug, but the Texas ruling revokes approval ab initio, so there’s nothing for the FDA to do.
There has been a lot of criticism of the decision, some of it reasoned, much of it not.
Something interesting has happened. Democrats are coming out with calls to defy the court ruling. Ron Wyden, Democrat Senator from Oregon and Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, says the ruling should be ignored:
This devastating ruling has no basis in law and will ban the most common method of abortion in EVERY single state. President Biden can and must ignore this ruling and keep mifepristone on the market and accessible for every woman in America.
This devastating ruling has no basis in law and will ban the most common method of abortion in EVERY single state.
President Biden can and must ignore this ruling and keep mifepristone on the market and accessible for every woman in America. https://t.co/g5fyYI4zkr
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) April 7, 2023
His tune has changed on defying courts:
AOC, the most famous Democrat in the House, says Defy!
“I believe that the Biden administration should ignore this ruling,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
The congresswoman said conservative jurists have undermined their legitimacy through the “deeply partisan and unfounded nature” of these rulings.
Ocasio-Cortez said a court’s decision “relies on enforcement, and it is up to the Biden administration to enforce — to choose whether or not to enforce such a ruling.”
Pushed by Cooper on whether the lawmaker wanted a system where the federal government ignores the judiciary, Ocasio-Cortez said the FDA and the Biden administration will consider the merits of several legal challenges and decide “how exactly we mapped this out.”
But the congresswoman said a Republican “power grab” in the judiciary has created a situation in which the legitimacy of their rulings is in doubt.
Asked again if she thinks the Biden administration should flatly ignore the ruling, Ocasio-Cortez said the presidency and Congress can and should act as a check on the judiciary, but she did not outline a specific course of action as it pertains to the Biden administration’s tack on the abortion ruling.
"I believe that the Biden administration should ignore this ruling": Rep. @AOC reacts to Texas judge's abortion pill ruling https://t.co/fLN25Ll12Y pic.twitter.com/EFUTyFFHqI
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 8, 2023
In Massachusetts, they won’t obey a “Trump-appointed Judge” if they don’t like his ruling.
I’m not sure how defiance would work as to medication not approved by the FDA. It would, among other things, raise enormous liability risk for everyone in the supply chain, from manufacturer, to pharmacy, to health care provider. It also could open up the possibility of regulatory or criminal exposure.
I don’t expect this ruling to go into effect in a few days – it’s highly likely that either the 5th Circuit or the Supreme Court will stay the ruling pending the normal appellate process. The ruling upsets a 23-year-old FDA approval for a drug that now is widely used, on an issue that already has resulted in an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion, an assassination attempt againat Justice Kavanaugh, and protests at the homes of conservative Supreme Court Justice. Don’t think that isn’t weighing on them.
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Who gives a sh*t what this nitwit says?
Quite a few people used to care what she had to say, especially when she said “Last Call!”. That’s always a bummer.
Not quite sure which of these two nitwits you’re referring to. With regard to Wyden:
Ron and I were law school classmates, Oregon 1974. Back in the day, the Oregon State Bar had a “three strikes and you’re out” rule: if you didn’t pass the bar exam by your third try, that was it. Ron never did pass.
Having read the Texas decision, I can see why the pro-abortion fanatics are become even more unhinged. It makes some fairly convincing substantive arguments, and even standing wise looks like it could pass muster, in part at least if not in whole. So, in sum, the mental breakdown is occurring because the abortionists are wrong and they know it. Come to think of it, they’ve never been right, legally or morally.
Senator Ron Wyden, Governor of Massachusetts and the forever idiot AOC should all
Lose their jobs for this
We either support the Constitution or we split this Country up
Im for splitting it at this point because we can not govern any more this way
We have millions upon millions of illegals pouring into this Country,
WE. ARE. BEING. INVADED….
This is War
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So apparently you don’t support the constitution. You are advocating that they be somehow removed from their positions, in utter defiance of the constitution. If that’s how much respect you have for it then how can you demand that they respect it?
What is, the vast majority of the time, the mechanism by which a Congress-person ‘loses their job’?
So elections aren’t mentioned in the constitution? Smh
Two people seem to think that gonzo simply meant that their respective constituents, who otherwise support them, should suddenly decide to vote against them at the next election (five-and-a-half years from now, in Wyden’s case) simply because of these statements. I think that is so implausible that I don’t think anyone could honestly believe that is what gonzo meant.
No, it’s clearly NOT what I meant
Maura Healey: “I won’t let a Trump-appointed anti-abortion judge in Texas stand i the way of mifepristone access in Massachusetts.”
Says the B who personally stood in the way of constitutionally-protected firearms access to her own citizens in Massachusetts for over a decade.
You know that “Safe Handguns List” California has that’s been in all the news lately? They copied it from Massachusetts. Brainchild of a Democrat bastard named Harshbarger. Hid behind “consumer protection” laws to deny a constitutional right. Then Healy expanded it. They both should burn in Hell.
Burn in Hell? Well, let’s make sure it’s in a gas stove.
It was a Democratic president who said “[Chief Justice] John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it.”
The ruling won’t stand, but it’s useful to see how easily they flip-flop.
While I might have preferred a narrower win out of Texas that had a chance on appeal, it’s good for them to fly their insurrection flag nice and high as a reminder what they are about.
Two standards for lawbreakers, – Democrat donors and peasants.
Democrat donors are still peasants; they just get extra attention at election time.
Aren’t the useful idiots the first to go?
I find it ironic that Democrats used the courts for decades to get their agenda through when they couldn’t achieve enough votes through the legislative process. Those rulings were hailed as if they came down from God.
Now they want to ignore the rulings from the courts because those ruling come from Republican appointees.
In this case, I prefer the ruling to be overturned. People should be able to put whatever they want in their bodies, regardless of the outcome.
They should experience the consequences of their actions.
“They should experience the consequences of their actions.” But, all of us should pay for the consequences?
Abortion and a gun have the same outcome…why is one okay yet the other not?
So when Pres. Biden chooses to ignore this court decision will this finally give the Republicans reason enough to file articles of impeachment against Biden? Or will this just be another one of those things where Republicans howl in outrage but ultimately do nothing about it.
File articles of impeachment to what end? The votes don’t exist in the Senate to remove him. Hell, there aren’t 67 Senators who would be willing to put partisanship aside to even review the evidence before making up their mind how to vote. An impeachment effort is kabuki theatre that burns political capital on something we know has zero chance of success.
I don’t see that the Trump impeachments burned political capital.
Clintons impeachment hurt Republicans didn’t either
They have 7 days to show the safety data to support FDA’s decision to allow over-the-counter use of this drug. All they have to do is produce it.
Thanks for linking the Texas opinion in your original report.
Plaintiffs have alleged, supported by medical literature and government reports, that this drug requires medical administration and supervision due to the large number of surgical interventions needed, as well as injury and deaths, to the women that use it.
The evidence cited shows that drug is dangerous to the mother, and and the decision to allow its use over-the-counter during COVID should be rescinded on that basis.
Is there other evidence? Are those studies, like the “studies” purporting to show that Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine are ineffective against COVID, poorly conducted and deceptively interpreted? Under what conditions is this drug deemed effective and safe enough to use?
Let FDA show the data they relied on, if they want to continue to allow this drug to be used on a non-prescription basis.
The burden is on the legal system to quash rulings that violate norms quickly or the norms will disappear.
Ever since Trump was elected, both MSM and the Liberal/left-leaning RINO establishment REFUSE to have a good-faith dialogue about anything they disagree with.
Its just attack, attack, attack. 24/7. Their way. or the highway. Conservatives keep asking them to be reasonable. But politicians like AOC refuse. Our reasonable response isn’t working.
I don’t think it matters if Trump or DeSantis wins in 24. Progressive democrats have total disregard for a constitutional republic.
It is increasingly clear that the Left speaks power to truth.
Right is might, and might is right, are paradoxically opposites. Not really a paradox because the first term is taken broadly and the second narrowly.
Cool, it’s always nice to see folks stay true to their origins. Nullification proposals by d/prog go way back to John C Calhoun.
Give the Democrats back their slaves and they should be happy again. Reparations might be the way to get that done. In stead of slave papers and chains, make it paperwork, money and the promise of more to come.
Interesting new “nuclear option” style precedent being set by the Democrat socialists. Naturally “their” judges MUST be obeyed.
This is another chip in the wall for the U.S., as planned. The left is determined to destroy the rule of law (until they are THEIR rules).
Insurrection: It’s (D)ifferent when leftists do it… 🙄
Wyden will be cancelled because he basically said only women need access to abortion pills.
“President Biden can and must ignore this ruling and keep mifepristone on the market and accessible for every woman in America.”
Mifepristone was approved by FDA largely by Congressional approval, much like an earlier drug called generically called tacrine (trade name Cognex), which was a drug for Alzheimer’s that had a horrific safety profile and limited, if any, efficacy in clinical practice. After Cognex “cooked” a bunch of livers, it was finally taken off the market after pressure from multiple sources and FDA (and to a certain extent the manufacturer) were just glad to be rid of it. The original manufacturer of mifepristone actually “donated” it to a consortium who would produce it inside the US because that original manufacturer didn’t want any of the public backlash it knew it would face introducing a drug whose only major use was as an abortifacient. The other drug in the two-drug cocktail, misoprostol, had a completely legitimate use as a stomach protectant in patients taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDS—like ibuprofen, Diclofenac (matter of fact it was combined with Diclofenac in a combo product for years!) for rheumatoid arthritis and other similar diseases for years. It wasn’t until misoprostol started to be used as an abortifacient that it drew attention. It had warnings all over it, and many physicians steered clear of it for that reason. Sad
Now as to this situation, mifepristone’s other uses are very narrow in scope and quite frankly not very well established. It was and is primarily an abortifacient that does have a worrisome adverse event profile. Anyone who says it is “safe as Tylenol” hasn’t looked at the most recent Tylenol (acetaminophen) safety updates to its labeling that have really restricted its use and put warnings on the use of that one-considered “safe as water” drug. A bunch of idiot blabbing mouths who know nothing about human physiology and pharmacology should not be saying mifepristone is safe as Tylenol. All drugs have adverse events. All of them. And all of them can be deadly serious. The judge in Amarillo was right. FDA acted hastily and should have taken time to really consider the entire record. European drug safety monitoring before the EMEA was created was less than adequate. So this “40+ history of safety” the abortionists blab about is a psychotic rant.
Also, “HHS Secretary Becerra: Ignoring Judge Abortion Drug Ruling Possible” Just waiting for the day that SCOTUS will be openly ignored (again…Lincoln). The whole rule of law is a house of cards unless there is a credible backup. The backup has been power. So what will SCOTUS do at that time… ho-hum it against the entire Blue Deep State? The ultimate power is “We the People”, but that is being neutered more and more everyday as the Long March Coup continues.
“Ocasio-Cortez said the presidency and Congress can and should act as a check on the judiciary”
I never would’ve thought she’d support Bibi Netanyahu. 🙂
I’m really at a loss as to why the left want’s to kill babies so badly. Very odd.
Surely you remember (well at least you’ve read) the reason for the founding of Planned Parenthood. Democrats have been anti-Black for more than two centuries.