Axios  |  June 24, 2022

“During the last 50 years or more in the abortion culture wars, there has been a line drawn that punishments should be meted out against providers and not against women themselves,” Lawrence Gostin, a law professor at Georgetown University told Axios. “I think we’re about to cross that line.”

“The reason we have an FDA is to set a uniform standard for what’s safe and effective and approved by our top public health regulatory agency,” Gostin said. “If states were to start to undermine that, it would be catastrophic. Nonetheless, that’s what some states are doing and, with this conservative Supreme Court and indeed conservative judiciaries throughout, the outcome of that is by no means certain.”

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