(LifeSiteNews) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overwhelmingly struck down a lower court ruling that upheld minors’ ability to obtain an abortion without parental notification.
Only Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s appointee, dissented from the ruling, which ordered the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss as “moot” its decision that minors can obtain an abortion without notifying their parents if they receive permission from a court.
Since Missouri implemented a sweeping abortion ban following the overturn of Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, it remains unaffected by 8-1 Supreme Court ruling. Abortions are only allowed in Missouri when allegedly “necessary” to prevent serious damage to a mother’s health or to save her life, with no exceptions for rape or incest.
READ: Abortionist turned pro-life doctor affirms killing a baby is ‘never necessary’ to save the mother’s life
UPDATE (03/07/23): Walgreens won't dispense abortion pills in 20 states
The pressure is paying off. Walgreens' plan to dispense abortion pills nationwide is now in tatters, with the pharmaceutical giant announcing that it won't mail the pills to, or sell them within, 20 states.
The news comes after 20 Republican attorneys general warned CVS and Walgreens that doing so would be in violation of federal law and that they were opening themselves to penalties.
But we can't rest on our laurels with this boycott: Walgreens and CVS will only listen to us when their profits are threatened — we need a HUGE boycott so that blood money they get from selling abortion pills is dwarfed by the profits they lose when pro-life America shops elsewhere.
Even Politico admitted in its reporting that "pressure" from pro-life voters like you helped change Walgreens' plans, so now we're asking you to take the next step: simply share this petition with your friends and ask them to join the boycott.
Walgreens and CVS will begin selling mifepristone — a powerful chemical that kills unborn children in the womb — if pro-life America does not ACT NOW.
Pro-life Americans MUST STOP the widespread sale and distribution of mifepristone by sending a message that only big-box stores will understand: A NATIONAL BOYCOTT OF WALGREENS AND CVS.
Walgreens and CVS are the newest back-door channels for the pro-abortion movement, now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.
Will you act now to STOP abortion drugs from reaching your pharmacy?
Our work in the pro-life movement is FAR from over, especially now that Walgreens and CVS have chosen to push deadly drugs in their stores and in our communities!
SIGN and SEND a message to Walgreens and CVS! This is completely unacceptable!
We must stop abortion from reaching our pharmacies and stop the abortion industry from poisoning our communities — before it’s too late.
These big-box stores respond only to profit. The pro-life movement must enact a national boycott if the abortion industry dares flood our neighborhoods!
SIGN and SEND a strong message to Walgreens and CVS: unless they immediately reverse course, the entire pro-life movement will BOYCOTT their stores!
SIGN NOW and send a clear message!
CVS & Walgreens announce plans to dispense abortion pills after Biden FDA loosens restrictions
No opinion was issued to accompany the Supreme Court decision, which was notably joined by pro-abortion Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, in addition to Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito, and Chief Justice John G. Roberts.
Jackson, however, penned a dissent arguing that there were no “‘extraordinary’ circumstances” to justify vacating the lower court’s decision.
She claimed that the Supreme Court wrongfully issued a “Munsingwear vacatur,” which “prevent[s] a vacated decision from being cited as precedent by other courts,” The Epoch Times noted.
“In my view, it is crucial that we hold the line and limit the availability of Munsingwear vacatur to truly exceptional cases,” Jackson added.
The case at issue began when a 17-year-old in Missouri asked a court permission for an abortion without her parents’ knowledge, as was required by state law. When the court clerk insisted that her parents accordingly be notified, she traveled to Illinois for the abortion and thereafter sued, claiming that the court obstructed her “constitutional right.”
While the state of Missouri sided with the district court judge, the 8th Circuit sided with the plaintiff, who is now an adult.
The majority of states require at least parental notification, if not consent, before a minor obtains an abortion.