(UnitedVoice.com) – President Joe Biden is known as a “Walking Gaffe Machine.” The POTUS constantly misspeaks or makes embarrassing remarks. The nickname has followed him throughout his career in politics. It seems some of that is rubbing off on Vice President Kamala Harris.
There’s currently a debate in the country and courts about whether mifepristone, one of two drugs that work together to terminate pregnancies, should remain legal. Fox News reported that Harris spoke about the drug in an interview on April 21, with Noticias Telemundo’s Vanessa Hauc. During the conversation, the vice president made up an entire government agency when she said the abortion pill “was approved 20 years ago by the Federal Drug Administration.” Clearly, she misspoke, but the media called her out for the gaffe.
The drug was actually approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000.
Kamala Harris refers to the "Federal Drug Administration," which does not exist pic.twitter.com/m9SB48icKi
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 22, 2023
The same night the interview aired, the Supreme Court upheld the FDA’s decades-old approval of mifepristone. There was a question about whether it would remain legal while a court case wound through the lower courts after a Texas judge invalidated the agency’s approval of the medication.
BREAKING: Supreme Court stays order banning mifepristone. This means mifepristone remains 100% legal and accessible in states where it is legal.
Thomas and Alito dissent.https://t.co/Fmn64gkbOS pic.twitter.com/Vv9HqB1PbB
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) April 21, 2023
After the high court’s decision was made public, Harris released a statement on Twitter. She said the administration was happy about the high court’s ruling and promised their “fight to defend reproductive freedom continues.” She went on to say they will continue to defend the FDA’s (she did not try to say the whole agency’s name this time) “ability to approve safe and effective drugs.”
Opponents of the drug have argued against the FDA’s updated rules which allow for wider access to the medication, including not requiring doctors to prescribe it and allowing pharmacies to mail it to patients. The medication is used in more than half of the abortions around the country. Restricting it or getting its FDA approval revoked would be a major win for the pro-life movement.
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