Race-baiting MSNBC anchor Joy Reid slammed the federal court ruling invalidating FDA approval of an abortion pill saying she “can’t imagine anything closer to slavery.”
During Friday’s edition of “The ReidOut,” Reid said: “We have already seen in the state of Idaho a bill to make it illegal to travel, so they’re already starting to lock women in and say, you can’t move, you can’t travel.”
“And in this case, they’re talking about anyone under 18, but that means an aunt, an older sister, a doctor, they’re trying to frighten people into even helping women. We have seen that in Texas with this bounty law,” Reid added.
“So what you’re seeing is the right to abortion being squeezed by making doctors afraid to treat you, by making your family members afraid to help you, by making an Uber driver afraid to drive you,” she said.
“By saying that, if you travel across state lines or get close to the border in the state of Idaho, and you might have mifepristone with you, that’s a crime. And in the state of South Carolina, they’re proposing potentially adding the death penalty,” the MSNB host added.
“This Is The Handmaid’s Tale. Women in this country are essentially being told you are an incubator.”
“The state owns your body the minute that you’re pregnant, and there’s nothing you can do and no one you can turn to. I can’t imagine anything closer to slavery than that,” Reid said.
As the Wall Street Journal reported, a federal judge on Friday suspended approval of the abortion pill, in a preliminary ruling against the Food and Drug Administration that could limit women’s access to the most common method for ending a pregnancy.
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of Amarillo, Texas, said in a 67-page ruling that the FDA made a series of legal errors in approving the pill for sale in the U.S. The judge suspended approval of the drug, known as mifepristone, but delayed the impact of his decision for a week while the Biden administration appeals and seeks an emergency stay.
The judge said antiabortion challengers who sued the FDA were likely to succeed on arguments that the agency followed an unlawful approach when it allowed the pill on to the market using a pathway intended for drugs to treat serious illnesses. He also said the agency failed to appropriately assess the drug’s safety.
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