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US Supreme Court to hear case on chemical abortion drugs

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Erin Hawley, vice president of the Center for Life and Regulatory Practice, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to hear the case U.S. Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit restored common-sense safeguards for chemical abortion drugs:

“Every court so far has agreed that the FDA acted unlawfully in removing common-sense safeguards for women and authorizing dangerous mail-order abortions. We urge the Supreme Court to do the same. The FDA has harmed the health of women and undermined the rule of law by illegally removing every meaningful safeguard from the chemical abortion drug regimen. Like any federal agency, the FDA must rationally explain its decisions. Yet its removal of common-sense safeguards—like a doctor’s visit before women are prescribed chemical abortion drugs—does not reflect scientific judgment but rather a politically driven decision to push a dangerous drug regimen.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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