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Supreme Court declines to rule on pandemic chemical abortions

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/09/20, 05:23 pm

Women can continue to receive the first abortion pill by mail without a doctors appointment during the coronavirus pandemic, at least for now. The Food and Drug Administration asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate a rule requiring women to receive the drug mifepristone in person from a healthcare provider, but the justices declined on Thursday, asking a lower court to rule on the question within 40 days. Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented. A federal judge in Maryland previously blocked the requirement, saying it was too burdensome during the pandemic.

What are some of the health concerns? Mifepristone, the first of a two-pill regimen, can cause heavy bleeding and incomplete abortions if women take it too late in the pregnancy or during an ectopic pregnancy. The FDA previously said requiring women to get the pill in person assures they understand the possible complications and take the drug in a timely manner.

Dig deeper: Read Leah Hickman’s analysis in Vitals of the safety risks to mothers who have drug-induced abortions.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 10/12/2020 04:13 pm

    Our "burdensome" children are ripe for invasion. They will either be on "legal" drugs and/or in a corner "no, don't hurt me."

    If the Chinese take us, our children will either be slaves or disposed of. 

    Texas might be able to hold the Chinese off for a while unless Texas continues to be invaded by Progressives who "teach" their children in university. (Texas is still selling lots of guns.)

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 10/12/2020 04:19 pm

    I get the feeling that judges and rich people who are for abortion, and pills that could kill women, are of the mindset "survival of the fitest." Oh well, if they die, they die. They might feel that those women are too stupid to realize what causes pregnancy. They do feel that the world is over populated. 

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 10/12/2020 08:47 pm

    I think you're correct--a lot of liberal elites probably regard abortion as a means of reducing the numbers of poor, including minorities. Ironically, the people the libs claim they are "for."  Eugenics without actually saying the word. 
     

    As for China, I don't think they want to take over as long as we buy lots of stuff from them. I would bet we are their biggest customer by far. 

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