New York will continue to offer access to medical abortion

New York will continue to make medical abortion easier, Gov. Kathy Hochul said after learning of today’s decision by a Texas federal judge revoking the nationwide approval of the abortion pill mifespristone.

hochul assured to be "horrified" for ruling against the use of a drug that is "safe and effective" and which he said has been used by more than five million women since its use was approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than two decades ago.

"Regardless of today’s ruling, abortion access and care is still available in New York. Anyone in need of care, our state will welcome with open arms."he said in a statement.

The Democratic governor also indicated that she asked the legislature to consider actions to protect abortion with other medications, including misoprostol, during the budget negotiations.

Federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk today ordered that the FDA’s 2000 approval of the drug be rescinded.

In its decision, it alleges that the federal agency violated due process in approving mifepristone and failed to take into account the "negative impact" of the drug on the health of the people who take it.

The ruling, however, gives the legal representatives of the Joe Biden government a period of one week to appeal the decision.

For his part, the mayor of the city, Eric Adams, considers that it is a decision "cruel and inhuman" of a court "bent on trampling the law, not upholding it".

"Today’s ruling by another Trump appointee could make it even more difficult for people to access an abortion, even here in New York City, and is a clear act of war against women."he claimed.

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He assured that his administration "will fight to stop efforts to control women’s bodies, their choices and their freedoms" and that if the decision prevails, public hospitals will continue to make abortion accessible by switching to a misoprostol treatment regimen to comply with the law.

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