The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday stopped a federal judge’s ruling in Texas that had banned the use of an abortion chemical that is widely used to induce the death of the unborn.
The federal judge in Texas had ruled the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the pill invalid, although it has been in wide use since 2000. The high court said the chemical abortion pill may still be used while the appeal process moves forward. The arguments over mifepristone will be heard next month in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
Alliance Defending Freedom is arguing that the dug was approved only after the FDA decided to remove the safeguards around it and allowed it to be delivered through the mail. ADF says the FDA “chose politics over science.”
The decision was seen as a victory for pro-abortionists. President Joe Biden issued an immediate statement:
“As a result of the Supreme Court’s stay, mifepristone remains available and approved for safe and effective use while we continue this fight in the courts,” Biden said. Although a Catholic, Biden is a supporter of ending life after conception.
Alaska has some of the most liberal abortion laws in the nation. Women can get a prescription for abortion pills through a Telehealth appointment, and then get the pills delivered through the mail.