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California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday the state will stockpile an emergency supply of 2 million abortion pills known as misoprostol in response to a federal judge last week ruling against the authorization of another medication used to induce abortions.
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling Friday intends to nullify the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abortion drug mifepristone.
Mifepristone is used in conjunction with misoprostol as a common abortion option. But the two-pill procedure can be substituted by a misoprostol-only option, though less effective, according to the Los Angles Times.
“We will not cave to extremists who are trying to outlaw these critical abortion services. Medication abortion remains legal in California,” Newsom said.
In response, California Family Council President Jonathan Keller said: “It is appalling that Gavin Newsom is so obsessed with ending the lives of children in the womb that he is attempting to stockpile dangerous and potentially illegal drugs. California again proves the only ‘choice’ they care about is abortion.”
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