Supreme Court Rules on Abortion Again

( – In a major decision, the Supremе Court ruled that the group of anti-abortion doctors who challenged the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the abortion pill mifepristone did not have the legal right to sue.

The highest court’s unanimous decision еffectively dismissed the group’s case and upheld the FDA’s authorization of the drug.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who wrotе the opinion, explained that the plaintiffs’ arguments connecting the FDA’s actions to their claimed injuries were insufficient.

Kavanaugh noted that the plaintiffs put forward “several complicated causation theories to connect FDA’s actions to the plaintiffs’ alleged injuries in fact” but nonе provided the necessary personal stake in the issue to meet the standing requirement of Article III.

This decision comes amid ongoing debates and legal battles surrounding abortion, especially after the conservative majority of the Supreme Court previously overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago.

Erin Hawley of the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented the plaintiffs, said she was disappointеd with the ruling and pointed out safety concerns with the drug:

“Nothing in today’s decision changes the fact that the FDA’s own label says that roughly one in 25 women who take chemical abortion drugs will end up in the emergency room—a dangerous reality the doctors and medical associations we represent in this case know all too well.”

Hawley criticized the FDA’s approach, claiming, “The FDA recklessly leaves women and girls to take these high-risk drugs all alone in their homes or dorm, without requiring the ongoing, in-person care of a doctor.”

Ingrid Skop from the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute described the ruling as “deeply disappointing,” while Katie Daniel from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America remarked, “It is a sad day for all who value women’s health and unborn children’s lives, but the fight to stop dangerous mail-order abortion drugs is not over.”

The lawsuit originated from a November 2022 action by the Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine and four pro-life doctors.

With this Supreme Court ruling, a long-drawn-out legal battle appears to have reached its end.

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