THE AMERICA ONE NEWS
May 22, 2024  |  
0
 | Remer,MN
Sponsor:  QWIKET.COM 
Sponsor:  QWIKET.COM 
Sponsor:  QWIKET.COM 
Sponsor:  QWIKET.COM Sports Media Index – Perfect for Fantasy Sports Fans.
Sponsor:  QWIKET.COM Sports Media Index – Perfect for Fantasy Sports Fans. Track media mentions of your fantasy team.
back  
topic
Cami Mondeaux, Congressional Reporter


NextImg:AOC touts calls to defy court in victory lap for abortion pill ruling

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) joined other Democrats in taking a victory lap over the Supreme Court’s decision to maintain access to a widely used abortion pill, suggesting that calls to defy lower court orders may have helped influence the decision.

“The court has devolved into a highly politicized entity that is rapidly delegitimizing,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet. “Open discussion of checking the court’s abuse of power & defying [U.S. District Court Judge Matthew] Kacsmaryk possibly contributed to pause/consideration.”

DEMOCRATS CRITICAL OF COLLEAGUES TELLING BIDEN TO IGNORE COURTS ON ABORTION PILL DECISION

Ocasio-Cortez was one of a handful of Democrats who called on President Joe Biden and his administration to ignore Kacsmaryk’s ruling, which halted the FDA’s approval of mifepristone and restricted access to the abortion pill until a lawsuit challenging the safety of the pill could be resolved. The 5th Circuit Court partially blocked that ruling, upholding the FDA approval of the drug but reinstating some restrictions that were previously lifted, such as a requirement to dispense the medication in person.

The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Friday that stayed the lower court’s decision, leaving access to the drug unchanged while the case plays out in court.

In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito asserted that the Biden administration would likely not comply with court orders to ban the abortion pill — possibly referring to Democratic calls to defy the Texas decision.

“The Government has not dispelled legitimate doubts that it would even obey an unfavorable order in these cases, much less that it would choose to take enforcement actions to which it has strong objections,” Alito wrote.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to his dissent, arguing that despite Alito’s “tantrum,” the decision itself was a good thing.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER

“The court is a political entity currently engaged in overreach and abuse of power,” she said. “In our system of checks and balances, SCOTUS’s reckless behavior warrants a check from the [legislative] + executive branches. This is not unprecedented, it’s how our system is designed to avert tyranny.”

The Supreme Court ruling is not a final decision, and the case could return to the high court if an appeal is made after the lawsuit plays out. However, it’s likely the appeal would not be heard until next term, coinciding with the 2024 election cycle.