Matthew Kacsmaryk, a federal judge in Texas appointed by Donald Trump, has a tendency to attract strong language. Every Democratic senator opposed his confirmation in 2019, with Chuck Schumer, the then minority leader, calling him “narrow-minded” and “bigoted”.
“Mr Kacsmaryk has demonstrated a hostility to the LGBTQ [community] bordering on paranoia,” Schumer said.
Only one Republican senator, Susan Collins from Maine, broke party ranks and voted against Kacsmaryk’s appointment for life. She also had harsh words, lamenting that his “extreme statements” on reproductive rights pointed to “an inability to respect precedent and to apply the law fairly and impartially”.
Soon Kacsmaryk, 46, will have the opportunity to prove Collins wrong or – as his many detractors fear – all too right. One of his most consequential decisions since joining the federal bench in the northern district of Texas could be delivered by the end of this month
Mifepristone and misoprostol are the two drugs used in a medication abortion.
In a massive win for opponents of abortion rights, the Texas judge ruled on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2000 approval of abortion pills was unlawful.
In the first footnote of the 67-page document, Kacsmaryk explains why he believes using the term “fetus” is inaccurate while the terms “unborn human” or “unborn child” are appropriate, citing an anti-choice book titled “Embryo: A Defense of Human Life.”
“Considering the intense psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress women often experience from chemical abortion, this failure should not be overlooked or understated,” Kacsmaryk wrote in the decision.
Kacsmaryk’s statement echoes frequent claims of anti-choice advocates who believe that abortion harms women’s mental health and that many women regret their decision to get abortion care. But, according to the Turnaway Study, which followed 1,000 women over 10 years and analyzed the long-term effects of abortion access, abortion does not harm women’s mental health, and 95% of women who have abortions said their decision was the right one for them.
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The Department of Justice filed an immediate appeal following a Texas federal judge’s shocking decision Friday to pull the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medication abortion.
The Justice Department appealed directly to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday night, only a few hours after the initial ruling.
The fact that this ruling came only days before Easter, when we celebrate Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and his resurrection from the tomb is significant. As Christ died to save our souls, this ruling, if upheld, will likely save millions of lives.
Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.