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Federal law on Drugs

Federal Law

After the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling, United States Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a statement that discussed medications used to induce abortions. He said:

In particular, the FDA has approved the use of the medication Mifepristone. States may not ban Mifepristone based on disagreement with the FDA’s expert judgment about its safety and efficacy.

Attorney General Garland is invoking the concept of "federal pre-emption" and the "Supremacy Clause" of the United States Constitution. This clause states that federal law and the federal Constitution are the "supreme law of the land." It is commonly understood that this means that federal law takes precedence over state laws.

Whether Texas will be able to ban medical abortions will likely need to be decided by the courts.