An­ti-abor­tion groups file suit against FDA in Texas, de­mands agency re­voke ap­proval for abor­tion pill

Abor­tion op­po­nents sued FDA in fed­er­al court on Fri­day in a bid to have the agency re­verse its ap­proval of mifepri­s­tone, a drug ap­proved more than two decades ago and used in med­ica­tion-in­duced abor­tions.

Al­liance De­fend­ing Free­dom, a con­ser­v­a­tive le­gal ad­vo­ca­cy group that has been in­volved in past an­ti-abor­tion law­suits, filed the suit in the North­ern Dis­trict of Texas fed­er­al court Fri­day on be­half of four an­ti-abor­tion med­ical groups — the um­brel­la group Al­liance for Hip­po­crat­ic Med­i­cine, along­side three of its mem­ber groups: Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro-Life Ob­ste­tri­cians and Gy­ne­col­o­gists, Amer­i­can Col­lege of Pe­di­a­tri­cians, and the Chris­t­ian Med­ical & Den­tal As­so­ci­a­tions. Plain­tiffs al­so in­clud­ed four doc­tors that had treat­ed pa­tients with the drug: Shaun Jester, Regi­na Frost-Clark, Tyler John­son and George Del­ga­do.

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