U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk

Rhode Island joins fight back against decision to block medication abortion access

BY: - April 10, 2023

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha Monday signed onto an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeking a stay on the Texas abortion pill ruling. The amicus brief urges the court based in New Orleans to stay the ruling by a judge in the U.S. District […]

Image of the abortion medication Mifepristone, also known as Mifegyne.

Biden administration appeals judge’s ruling ordering abortion pill off U.S. market

BY: - April 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice launched an appeals process Friday that will likely put a landmark decision about access to medication abortion in front of the Supreme Court.  The notice of appeal was filed less than three hours after a federal judge in Texas revoked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s two-decade-old approval […]

Image of the abortion medication Mifepristone, also known as Mifegyne.

How the judge who could ban the abortion pill won confirmation in the U.S. Senate

BY: - March 16, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. District Court judge who could end more than two decades of legal access to medication abortion underwent extensive questioning about LGBTQ equality at his December 2017 confirmation hearing — and very little about his views on abortion. Matthew Joseph Kacsmaryk, appointed by former President Donald Trump earlier in 2017, spent much […]