WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Supreme Court has extended a temporary hold on enforcing a ruling against the distribution of abortion pills until Friday, to give the justices more time to consider the case.
On April 7, Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk issued an order suspending the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval of the abortion drug mifepristone, finding the agency did not adequately investigate its long-term effects. The same day, Judge Thomas Rice ruled that the pill should remain on the market in 15 states plus the District of Columbia.
The Biden administration challenged the ruling, and a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals partially blocked Kacsmaryk’s decision, ruling that mifepristone should remain available but keeping suspended the administration’s approval of dispensing it via the mail. The administration then asked the nation’s highest court to step in.
In a brief April 19 order issued by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, the court announced that the “stay issued on April 14, 2023, is hereby extended until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, April 21, 2023.” The order did not elaborate further.
The move means that mifepristone may continue to be distributed until Friday, although that could change soon after pending the justices’ final decision. Pray that the pill will not be distributed. It always amazes me the depth of evil to want to murder innocent babies. Rh
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Thank you for sharing the update on the U.S. Supreme Court’s temporary hold on enforcing a ruling against the distribution of abortion pills. It is reassuring to see the justices taking more time to consider the case.