(TargetLiberty.org) – Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris mistakenly claimed that the “Federal Drug Administration” was the federal agency responsible for approving the abortion pill mifepristone more than 20 years ago.
While the Federal Drug Administration may at first glance appear to fit the acronym for FDA, in reality, the federal agency in question is correctly referred to as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
During Harris’ interview with Noticias Telemundo’s Vanessa Hauc, which aired Friday evening, the vice President spoke about abortion access and the shifts that are occurring across the U.S. Harris started by saying that months ago the United States Supreme Court took away one of the constitutional rights that was recognized in America, that is the right of women to make decisions about their reproductive health and body. He added that the government should not be in a position to tell women what they are allowed to do with their bodies and that to her this is one of the “very fundamental rights.”
The vice President then proceeded to speak about mifepristone, an abortion pill that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000. The FDA’s approval of this drug is currently facing a legal challenge, brought forth by pro-life doctors and medical groups who claim that the approval was rushed, despite the fact that the drug has been safely used for more than 20 years.
She continued to state that when it comes to the issue of mifepristone, the case is a matter of “politicians finding a court,” that will side with them. She proceeded to state that the drug was approved more than two decades before by the “Federal Drug Administration.”
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