WASHINGTON, D.C. — Multiple new resolutions have been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives, specifically targeting abortion rights. Since the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade, a case law that for nearly half a century protected a woman’s right to choose, was overturned by the United States Supreme Court, conservative lawmakers at the federal and state levels have worked to ban abortions in their entirety within the U.S.
One resolution introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives looks to shut down the availability of new abortion drugs, and heavily restrict the availability of current drugs. H.R. 427, introduced by Ohio Republican Representative Robert E. Latta, wants to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the approval of new abortion drugs. The new resolution would also “prohibit investigational use exemptions for abortion drugs, and to impose additional regulatory requirements with respect to previously approved abortion drugs, and for other purposes.”
32 other conservative lawmakers have co-sponsored the resolution.
In June 2022, American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D. Romero said, “The courts are allowing politicians to attack our fundamental rights, but they don’t get the final say, we do. Banning abortion is deeply unpopular, and there will be no place for the politicians who passed these laws to hide from the consequences of their cruel attacks. We will hold them accountable in courthouses and statehouses, through protests in the streets, and at the ballot box.”
H.R. 427 has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for debate.