U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Access to Abortion Pill

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In a Unanimous Decision the U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Access to the Chemical Abortion Pill.

Just this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision regarding access to Mifepristone (also known as RU486), the abortion pill that stops the growth of a baby developing in its mother’s womb.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing for the court, stated that the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and the Alliance of Hippocratic Medicine did not have the legal standing to sue. Thus, they did not attempt to rule on any aspect of the the FDA’s reckless approval process for the drug.

I am not just disappointed, I am angry! You may have seen the pictures floating around of my team and me in Washington DC, on the day this case was being argued before the court. With other pro-life leaders, I had the great honor of speaking on the steps of the US Supreme Court showing support for the plaintiffs in this case. We were all hopeful that the Justices would agree the case had standing and could proceed in a thorough questioning of the FDA’s negligent approval of the abortion drug.

Erin Hawley, attorney for ADF and the wife of Senator Josh Hawley, had argued the case before the court, and stated “We are disappointed that the Supreme Court did not reach the merits of the FDA’s lawless removal of commonsense safety standards for abortion drugs.” But she offered hope for the possibility of additional lawsuits with different arguments being crafted by the states of Missouri, Kansas, and Idaho.

In the meantime, women’s lives and well-being, and the lives of their preborn children are at increased risk. Not only are women physically suffering through abortions at home, but additionally they must deal with the emotional and psychological impact of disposing of their child’s remains. The physical and emotional trauma is staggering for many of these women.

Vitae Foundation believes that women deserve to know the truth, not just about the abortion pill, but also about the abortion industry–that they do not care about women! If they did, they would promote full-disclosure, quality women’s healthcare, accurate reporting, and physician oversight. Women are being lied to by the same people that promise reproductive healthcare is their top priority!

Where do we go from here? We lean into Vitae Foundation’s Pro-Woman Approach where we are the ones who step up and love women enough to continue telling them the truth.  We are applying this woman-focused messaging to culture-changing TV ads, reaching into the hearts and minds of women before they ever consider abortion.  We must continue to facilitate more research that helps us speak to the heart of the woman, empathizing with her thoughts, feelings, and situation.  Vitae’s messaging strategy works, and it is helping lead women into choosing life.

Won’t you join me?

With heartfelt gratitude, 

Brandy Meeks