The Abortion Pill Hokey Pokey

By Right to Life of Michigan Staff

What’s the current status of the abortion pill? Because of the U.S. Supreme Court, it remains the post-COVID wild west of mail-order abortions until at least May 17.

A federal judge in Texas originally ruled that the FDA’s original approval process for the abortion pill in 2000 violated federal laws and regulations. That’s the only correct legal decision.

That decision was appealed to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court, which attempted to literally split the baby and allow the abortion pill to continue to be used, but eliminated the FDA’s post-COVID rules update that allowed mail-order abortions. This was a temporary stay while the case proceeded.

Forget for a moment that it is undeniably against federal law to ship abortion pills through the mail to people. But since when did laws matter in America? They seem to be just words.

During COVID, the Biden Administration took advantage of the emergency to suspended abortion pill safety rules—at the behest of the Abortion Industry, and not for patient safety.

The 5th Circuit’s “compromise” was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which voted 7-2 on April 21 to dissolve the stay.

So, we wait until hearings on May 17 in the 5th Circuit to see the next step in this saga across three decades.