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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 12, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Supreme Court tonight granted the Trump administration’s request for the reinstatement of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules requiring an in-person doctor visit before a woman obtains abortion pills.
This action allows the FDA to enforce the in-person requirements for the abortion pill under Mifeprex’s Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy (REMS) while litigation continues in the Fourth Circuit Court. The litigation could still end up back at the Supreme Court at a later date to be debated on the merits.
However, the Supreme Court’s ruling is premised on the federal government having the power to decide FDA regulations, and so although the order may save some babies over the next week, it is all but certain that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will suspend or permanently scrap the basic health and safety regulation soon after taking power.
Under the guise of the coronavirus outbreak, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and other pro-abortion groups sued the FDA over its regulations that require doctors writing prescriptions for abortion pills see their patients in-person. If abortionists don’t see women in person, there can be a host of complications for the mother as well as the child who is killed.
The abortion pill regimen is designed to kill babies during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, but without seeing the mother in-person for an ultrasound, an abortionist could dispense the pills to women farther along in pregnancy than 10 weeks or who have ectopic pregnancies. This could make the abortion pill more dangerous for the mother than it already is.
Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissented.
“The majority of American women seeking abortion care [sic] during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy rely on medication abortion,” wrote Sotomayor and Kagan in a joint dissent that played up the danger of the coronavirus, citing the Centers for Disease Control. “Medication abortion involves taking two prescription drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, which together induce the equivalent of an early miscarriage.”
Abortion is the deliberate killing of an embryonic or fetal human being whereas miscarriage is his or her natural death.
“Although the COVID–19 pandemic has only worsened since October, the Court now grants the Government’s request,” they lamented. “Due to particularly severe health risks, vastly limited clinic options, and the 10-week window for obtaining a medication abortion, the FDA’s requirement that women obtain mifepristone in person during the COVID–19 pandemic places an unnecessary and undue burden on their right to abortion. Pregnancy itself puts a woman at increased risk for severe consequences from COVID–19. In addition, more than half of women who have abortions are women of color, and COVID–19’s mortality rate is three times higher for Black and Hispanic individuals than non-Hispanic White individuals.”
Chief Justice John Roberts, who has sided with a number of pro-abortion and pro-LGBT rulings, simply wrote, “The question before us is not whether the requirements for dispensing mifepristone impose an undue burden on a woman’s right to an abortion as a general matter. The question is instead whether the District Court properly ordered the Food and Drug Administration to lift those established requirements because of the court’s own evaluation of the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic…I do not see a sufficient basis here for the District Court to compel the FDA to alter the regimen for medical abortion.”
Roberts also wrote that he believes “that courts owe significant deference to the politically accountable entities with the ‘background, competence, and expertise to assess public health,’” referencing South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom. In that ruling, the Supreme Court declined to intervene on behalf of California churches who were being targeted for closure supposedly because of the coronavirus.
Although the “public health experts” running the FDA right now support the just-reinstated very small restriction on abortion pills, it is highly unlikely the “public health experts” of a Biden regime will feel the same way.
PETITION UPDATE (9/26/2020):
With President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are closer than we have been in decades to seeing Roe vs. Wade overturned.
We now encourage the Senate to confirm Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Judge Barrett has a fantastic track recond on sanctity of life issues, has seven children, and is a devout believer. She is the perfect remedy for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's radical pro-abortionism.
Please READ the full story here: 'BREAKING: Trump nominates Catholic mom of 7 Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court'
And then, please SIGN this petition telling the High Court that it's now time to end the activist Roe vs. Wade judgment. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (6/29/2020):
In a decision which has imperiled more abortion-minded women, sentenced more preborn to death, and upset pro-lifers across the nation,the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law requiring basic medical precautions in the event of abortion complications, with Chief Justice John Roberts reversing his own past decision to uphold a similar Texas law.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, which held that the Louisiana law was unconstitutional for the simple fact that it was “almost word-for-word identical” to the Texas one the court already struck down in 2016.
In his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that he had “joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today however is not whether Whole Woman’s Health was right or wrong, but whether to adhere to it in deciding the present case.”
We call on the Supreme Court to stop supporting the culture of death and overturn Roe vs Wade, now.
PETITION UPDATE (1/20/2020):
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., this coming Friday, January 24th, for the March for Life. They will be praying for an end to Roe vs Wade, as the Supreme Court will hear a crucial, abortion-related case later this year in March. United our voices can change the course of history. Sign this petition TODAY! (LEARN MORE BELOW)
PETITION UPDATE (1/3/2020):
In advance of the Supreme Court's hearing arguments in an important abortion case later this year in March, 207 U.S. Senators and Representatives have signed amicus briefs supporting a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby an abortion center.
Some of these supporting briefs also suggest that now is the time to reconsider Roe vs Wade as sound law.
Please SIGN this petition, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs Wade.
More than 60 million Americans have been slaughtered in their mother's wombs as a result of Roe v. Wade. This activist, unconstitutional ruling in 1973 has left countless women emotionally and psychologically scarred.
It was believed by many that Roe would be overturned in 1992 with Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Despite having eight Republican-appointed judges at the time, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold it.
Since then, major gains have been made in the fight for life, and many lives have been saved.
However, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land, leaving millions of defenseless pre-born children vulnerable to murder.
According to a 2016 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of aborted babies are African American, despite black women only making up six percent of the U.S. population. 19% of aborted babies are Hispanic.
We thus again call on the court to do everything they can to end Roe vs Wade.
Now is the time for pro-lifers to join together and ensure that all of God's children have a right to life.
Roe v. Wade must come to an end!
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