Wednesday, February 8, 2023

TX Challenges HHS Guidance On Prescription For Drugs Ending Pregnancy

Texas filed a Federal Lawsuit Tuesday, challenging Guidance issued by the Biden Administration in July, 2022, asserting that Federal Law does Not allow Pharmacies, to turn away People who have a Prescription for Drugs that may End a Pregnancy.

The Lawsuit was filed in a Division of Texas’ Western District Court, which almost guarantees the Case will be before U.S. District Judge David Counts, a Trump-appointed Judge.

Texas argues that the Policy Violates the Constitution and Federal Law, by using Federal Health programs to force Pharmacies to carry Abortion Drugs in States where Abortion is Banned.

“By requiring pharmacies that receive Medicare and Medicaid funds – including retail pharmacies operated by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – to dispense abortifacients when the life of the mother is not in danger, the Pharmacy Mandate flouts Dobbs’s holding that States may regulate abortion and directly infringes on Texas’s sovereign and quasisovereign authority,” the Lawsuit states.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which issued the Guidance and whose Leader, Secretary Xavier Becerra, is the Defendant in Texas’ Llawsuit.

Texas has Sued or threatened to Sue, over other attempts by the Biden Administration to mitigate the Fallout from the Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, that Overturned the precedent that Protected Abortion Rights Nationwide.

Medication Abortion, a Two-Pill regimen for Ending a Pregnancy, has become a particularly acute Flashpoint in the Post-Dobbs Abortion landscape.

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