Mike Pence: FDA Exceeded Authority In Abortion Pill Approval

  • Former Vice President Mike Pence told Newsmax on Tuesday a ruling by a federal judge in Texas suspending the use of the abortion drug mifepristone has been long overdue because the Food and Drug Administration exceeded its authority in approving the drug more than 20 years ago.
  • “I’m pro-life. I don’t apologize for it,” Pence told “The Record With Greta Van Susteren.” “I truly do believe that more than 20 years ago, the FDA exceeded its authority in approving the abortion pill, and American women have paid a price over the last 20 years.”
  • The FDA approved mifepristone – used with misoprostol to cause an abortion — in September 2000. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Donald Trump appointee, suspended the FDA’s approval of the drug on Friday, virtually banning the sale of the pills across the country.