SCOTUS Keeps Deadly Abortion Pill on the Market

April 24th, 2023 10:23 AM

Last week, less than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the court debated the decades-long decision of the FDA to approve a chemical abortion drug called mifepristone for sale at retail pharmacies. Unfortunately, despite the FDA’s inadequate research, the Supreme Court ruled to keep mifepristone on the market. 

The news of this is shocking and heartbreaking for those in the pro-life movement. 

Prior to the announcement, numerous pro-lifers were prayerfully hoping the deadly drug would be pulled.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has announced it will issue a ruling on the abortion pill on Friday. Please join us in praying that it will protect babies from abortions. 🙏

— (@LifeNewsHQ) April 19, 2023

Mifepristone starves a child in the womb of vital nutrients in order to kill the baby.

Healthcare is supposed to save lives, not destroy them.

— Concerned Women for America LAC (@CWforA) April 21, 2023

The fact of the matter is that mifepristone is an extremely harmful drug. On top of the fact that it ends at least one life - the life of the child in the womb - it also poses significant threats to the health and even life of the mother. Mifepristone, the first of a two-pill abortion-inducing regimen, chemically kills an unborn baby and can cause the mother to experience up to a month of cramping, bleeding and severe pain. As a matter of fact, the drug is “four times more dangerous” than surgical abortions and has reportedly increased abortion-related ER visits by 500 percent from 2002-2015, according to Republican Sen. James Lankford's office.

Related: FDA Sued Over Dangerous Abortion Drug

The FDA back in March was sued by eight individuals who said they had witnessed the damaging effects of the drug. Represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, the group condemned the negligence of the FDA and said it should be “illegal” to distribute such a harmful and dangerous drug. 

Even still, Friday's news that the Supreme Court decided to keep the drug legal and available shows just how pro-abortion our nation has become. These people aren't pro-woman, they're pro baby death, as evidenced by many of the people who fought to keep the deadly pill on the market.

Let me say this:

I'll continue to fight attacks on women’s health. The American people must also continue to use their vote as their voice and elect a Congress that will restore the protections of Roe v Wade.

— President Biden (@POTUS) April 21, 2023

We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay.

Access to mifepristone is preserved for now — and our fight to defend reproductive freedom continues.

— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 22, 2023

This is such a relief to so many women across the nation. But never forget that the only two dissenters in this case were Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas. This is who they are.

— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) April 21, 2023

As litigation continues, the Biden administration must use every legal means available to give drug manufacturers, distributors, health care providers, and patients the assurances they need to keep this medication available for the millions of women who rely on it.

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 21, 2023

It’s a shame what lengths our so-called "leaders" will go to ensure that babies can be slaughtered easily and frequently.