Everyone must bow to the FDA except abortionists.
If you disregard the Food and Drug Administration directives you typically lose a great deal. The FDA has real power.
Unless it wants to control how abortifacients are used. At that point its authority is suddenly worthless.
As LifeSite News reports: “Supreme Court allows abortionists to violate FDA guidelines when using RU-486.”
Abortionists are free to continue violating FDA guidelines to save money dispensing the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the state of Arizona this morning.
Justices let stand a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals striking down a 2012 law requiring that abortionists obey federally established protocol when conducting chemical abortions, instead of the widely practiced regime that saves abortion providers hundreds of dollars per abortion.
The Clinton administration approved RU-486 for U.S. use in 2000 by a fast-track process that the watchdog group Judicial Watch said was “infected by raw politics.”
Health officials require doctors to administer 600 mg of mifepristone, which causes the newly implanted child to detach from the uterine wall. The woman then takes 400 mcg of misoprostol, which causes contractions that expel the baby from the womb.
The FDA allowed the procedure only in the first seven weeks of pregnancy.
But abortionists found a less expensive way to conduct medical abortions by lowering the dose of the expensive mifepristone and increasing the dosage of misoprostol, saving abortion providers approximately $200 per abortion. There is no indication that this savings reduced the cost they charged women.
They also continued dispensing the abortifacient until the ninth week of pregnancy.
The new arrangement proved profitable. By 2008, the National Abortion Federation found that only four percent of all abortion facilities were dispensing the abortifacient drug according to FDA protocol.
But it came at a deadly toll. By 2011, eight women died from sepsis after off-label use of the drugs.
It seems this death rate is completely acceptable to the abortion industry. When Arizona made a state law requiring that RU-486 be used according to the FDA’s protocol, Abortionists took the state to court. Planned Parenthood claimed they couldn’t survive financially under the new law.
U.S. District Court Judge David Bury in Tuscon upheld the law in April, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, suspended the law just days later.
This summer, the appeals court – which is based in San Francisco and known as one of the nation’s most liberal courts – overturned the law, saying it imposed an undue burden on the “right” to abortion-on-demand.
Today, the Supreme Court declined to review Humble v. Planned Parenthood Arizona Inc., a decision met with approval by the abortion industry.
So basically every corner of our culture is overrun by regulations, but not abortion. They know those will thrive if they are given exemptions from normal rules.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised with the Supreme Court decision with delusional Justices like Ruth Ginsberg claiming that buying birth control for others is an obligation of citizenship.