(Washington) The suspension of the authorization of an abortion pill by a federal judge in Texas “exceeds the limits”, said Joe Biden on Tuesday.
“It’s completely out of line, what the judge did,” the US president said on Tuesday just before he left Washington for a trip to Northern Ireland and Ireland.
On Friday, Federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk delivered another resounding victory for abortion opponents in the United States, revoking nationwide marketing authorization for the abortion pill mifepristone (RU 486).
It has been approved for over 20 years and used by half a million American women every year.
At the same time, one of his colleagues sitting in Washington State ruled that the marketing authorization for mifepristone, which is used in combination with another stamp, could not be withdrawn in the 17 Democratic states. who had seized it.
The Justice Department on Monday asked an appeals court to freeze the Texas judge’s decision.
Shortly after the announcement of this decision by Judge Kacsmaryk, Joe Biden said he was determined to “fight it”, calling it an “unprecedented attempt to deprive women of fundamental freedoms”.