New York pols mobilize against Texas court ruling that could ban medication abortion


New York elected officials are unifying to protect a woman’s right to abortion medication after the latest federal court ruling put such access in jeopardy across the country.

Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Eric Adams, Attorney General Letitia James, and Speaker Adrienne Adams all reassured New Yorkers in recent days that they will fight the court ruling and continue supporting abortion in the days to come.

Last Friday, April 7, federal judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled in the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA court case that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone is illegal. The Justice Department has since appealed the ruling, which could eventually make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court — whose conservative majority last year overturned the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade ruling protecting reproductive rights.