Rep. Nancy Mace, a Republican from South Carolina, reportedly joined Democrats on Monday in their call for the Biden administration to ignore a ruling made by a judge in Texas regarding the abortion medication known as mifepristone.
Mace blasted the court decision as “unconstitutional.”
Democrats had previously took up a similar position.
“It’s not up to us to decide as legislators … whether or not this is the right drug to use or not, No. 1, so I agree with ignoring it at this point.” Mace said.
Late on Friday, Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a ruling declaring that the approval of mifepristone by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was unlawful.
As a result of this decision, the sale of the drug has been effectively prohibited.
Mace also went on to accuse Republicans of being on ‘the wrong side of history’ on abortion:
“The other thing that we’re missing, too, is that [Republicans] are not on the right side of history, if we’re going to take the extreme position on this issue, because the vast majority of Americans are not with us on that. They’re just not,” Mace claimed.
The situation, however, turned into a legal labyrinth when, just hours after the judgement in Texas was handed down, a contradicting court decision was handed down in Washington state that ordered the FDA to continue making the medicine available.
Mace stated that she agrees with Democrats who are saying that Biden should ignore the Texas judgment when appearing on CNN on Monday.
When asked by Fox News Digital why she thinks the FDA should disregard the prohibition in Texas, Mace stated that the judgment was improper due to the fact that the court based his conclusion on an invalid statute.
Mace did not answer when asked if she was concerned about the possibility that disobeying the Texas judge would establish a potentially disastrous legal precedent going forward.
On Monday, the administration of President Joe Biden took their fight against the verdict handed down in Texas to the next level by submitting a motion to stay the order.