On Sunday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that if the case from Texas which has placed a ban on abortion pills reaches the Supreme Court, then it would essentially lead to “a national abortion ban.”
A federal judge in Texas blocked the federal authorization of mifepristone, one of the two abortion medications currently available. The medication has been on the market for more than 20 years. Still, the judge has argued that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rushed the approval process of the drug essentially allowing a dangerous drug to enter the market.
The Biden administration appealed the decision within that same day which means that the case is possibly going to eventually reach the country’s highest court.
On the same day, in a completely separate case in Washington state, a judge ruled that the U.S. authorities are not allowed to make any change to medications, which has led to more questions about the future accessibility of abortion pills.
On Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” argued that the courts do not hold the “authority over the FDA that they just asserted.” She added that she believes that this situation “creates a crisis.”
She added that if the case moves all the way to the Supreme Court and they uphold the court’s decision then that would essentially mean that there would be a “national abortion ban” instituted, especially because many states have already established “surgical bans or bans after very early time periods.”