VirginiaAbortion pill maker GenBioPro filed a lawsuit Wednesday arguing that West Virginia’s sweeping. Ban on the procedure is unconstitutional — one of several Virginia cases testing the legality of medication. Abortions in the post-Roe legal landscape.
GenBioPro manufactures mifepristone, the first pill in. A two-drug regimen used for medical abortion. Medication abortion has become a hot-button issue sinc. TYhe Supreme Court’s June decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights All abortions performed in the United States. The Biden administration has tried.
The drugmaker, which filed its lawsuit in federal court in West Virginia. Argues that the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on abortion drugs preempt state law. Also Wednesday, a North Carolina medical doctor sued. Officials over the state’s strict requirements. For the use of mifepristone.
In November, anti-abortion providers filed two “anti-abortion mirror” lawsuits. Said legal expert Rachel Ribauche; The lawsuit argues that the FDA acted beyond its authorit. In approving the abortion drug in 2000.
The outcome of the case could determine who can access medication abortion amid. Apatchwork of abortion laws across the country since the high court’s decision.
“Think of a federal court in Texas saying mifepristone shouldn’t be on the market. Afederal court in North Carolina saying the FDA preempts state law. Said the dean of Temple University’s law school in an interview with todaystrend News.
The agency widened access to the drug. In 2021 by allowing providers to prescribe abortion pills. Via telemedicine and send them to patients by mail. And it recently took more steps to increase availability.
In September, West Virginia’s governor signed a law banning abortion in nearly all cases. The state also restricts the use of telemedicine to prescribe mifepristone.
GenBioPro said it suffered significant Virginia losses in sales, customers. The lawsuit argues that state laws must give way. To federal regulatory authority granted to the FDA by Congress. The North Carolina case relies on similar reasoning.
“Abortion laws and the status of abortion legalization go on and off,” Ribauche said. “One day it’s a constitutional Virginia right, the next day there’s a Supreme Court decision. Weeks after a dozen These conflicts between the states and the federal government. We’re just looking at a really dynamic, rapidly changing legal landscape