Health Secretary Becerra Calls Judge’s Abortion Bill Ruling ‘Un-American’

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Sunday that a court ruling threatening the availability of a main drug used in medication abortion was “not America.”
  • Becerra, the country’s top health official, also did not rule out defying the judge’s order if necessary.
  • We want the courts to overturn this reckless decision,” Becerra said on CNN. “We want, yes, that women continue to have access to a drug that’s proven itself safe. Millions of women have used this drug around the world.”
  • Women as of the now still have access to the abortion medication mifepristone because the federal judge in Texas, Matthew Kacsmaryk, who made the ruling Friday put it on hold for a week so federal officials could file a challenge.
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