Will this label change make medication abortion more feasible in states facing medically unnecessary, politically motivated restrictions or will politicians with the goal of limiting abortion access just continue to find new ways to restrict access? Time will tell, but this new action from the Food and Drug Administration seems to be a step in the right direction.
There was a great deal of consternation last week when Donald Trump suggested that women who undergo an abortion should be incarcerated. I share that consternation. But I also feel that consternation when Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and other men (always a man, never a woman) suggest that doctors who perform an abortion should be incarcerated.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a pro-life rally Wednesday night, emphasizing the importance of human life and his track record of protecting it. The Texas senator touts a heavy record as a pro-life politician. As Solicitor General for the state of Texas, Cruz went before the United States Supreme Court and defended the federal ban on partial birth abortions.