Pro-Life Victory Handed Down from 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
The last week has left the fate of the dangerous abortion pill, mifepristone somewhat undecided.
Just last Friday, Judge Matthew J Kacsmaryk of the Northern District of Texas ruled in favor of a lawsuit that suspended the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of mifepristone nationwide. The FDA was ordered to have manufacturers halt production of the dangerous drug just one week later on April 14.
However, early Thursday morning, the Justice Department filed an appeal on behalf of President Biden’s pleas to continue production of the harmful drug, despite the fatalities and severe injuries incurred by countless women across the U.S.
Now, we will give you the bad news first:
Late Thursday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Justice Department’s appeal, partially overruling Judge Kacsmaryk’s decision, temporarily keeping mifepristone available nationwide.
Here’s the good news:
The Appellate Court reinstated R.E.M.S. protocols for mifepristone. This is a BIG WIN! Let’s break it down.
R.E.M.S. (Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies) are safety protocols the FDA imposes on the most dangerous drugs they approve. What this means is that the following safety precautions have been put on mifepristone:
- Women must see a medical doctor before she ingests the chemical abortion pills
- Women must have a blood test before ingesting chemical abortion pills
- Women must have an ultrasound before ingesting chemical abortion pills
This means that as of today (April 14), abortion pills can no longer be sent through the mail in America. BIG WIN.
This means that women have the opportunity to come face to face with their child in the womb before undergoing an abortion. This is overwhelmingly the most effective method to empower abortion-determined women to choose life. BIG WIN.
This means that injuries and deaths caused by abortion pills can be accurately tracked and their failure rates cannot be mislabeled as “miscarriages”. BIG WIN.
This means women have more time to think about their decision and more time for pregnancy centers and family members to intervene and save both of their lives. BIG WIN.
We should be celebrating today, for lives have undoubtedly been saved. However, the Justice Department will likely appeal the order to the Supreme Court to completely block Judge Kacsmaryk’s order. Regardless, we are still here and we will not give up.
Together, we can build a future where abortion is unthinkable.