Democrats love to profess concern for the fate of our “democratic institutions” until, of course, they disagree with the rulings/decisions/actions of said institutions. Then all bets are off!
On Wednesday, Governor Phil Murphy dropped by MSNBC’s “Katy Tur Reports” and warned that he may ignore a hypothetical U.S. Supreme Court impacting access to the abortion bill as legal warfare over the hugely controversial drug rages at the federal circuit level. Murphy says everything is “on the table.”
“Is there anything you can do as a Governor if mifepristone gets struck down by the Supreme Court?” asked Host Katy Tur.
“Oh my Lord. I listened to your reporters talk about some of the positions these judges in New Orleans are taking,” replied Murphy. “We’ve gone to the CEOs of both Walgreens and CVS to make sure that we had unencumbered access. We have considered a bulk acquisition. We have clearly joined in legal action as an amicus matter. Everything is on the table, and please, God, it doesn’t come to that, but we will continue to fight it like heck.”
“So, if you get a bulk order of mifepristone, would you be then prescribing it out in defiance of the Supreme Court?” Tur responded.
“To be determined,” added Murphy. “But when I say everything is on the table, Katy, I mean that. I think when you’ve got — this is going to cost — this action, generally, whether it’s mifepristone or whether it’s North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida — by the way, at six weeks, my wife and I don’t think that we knew we were pregnant with any of our four kids at six weeks. So, people need to understand that. But this is going to cost people’s lives. It’s going to cost them health. It’s also going to cost people’s lives, women in particular, sadly. And so, if that’s what’s at stake, we’ll do whatever it takes to save lives.”