Supreme Court Temporarily Preserves Access To Abortion Pill
One of the things that Bill Clinton did during his tenure in the White House other than have an affair with an intern half his age was have his FDA approve mifepristone, a drug that causes abortions.
In 2016 and 2019, the FDA removed several safeguards limiting the use of the pill.
President Joe Biden's administration took everything a step further in 2021 when his FDA allowed the pill to be sent through the mail.
This move gave MANY more people access to the pill, and as a result, put the situation on the Supreme Court's radar. So many federal lawsuits were initiated by pro-life organizations that it would have been impossible for the Supreme Court NOT to notice.
Breitbart detailed how the Supreme Court became involved:
This month, Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas handed down a 67-page decision that the FDA’s decisions were illegal under federal law, issuing a nationwide injunction blocking the abortion pill.
Days later, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit partially granted a stay requested by the Biden Justice Department. The court’s 42-page opinion temporarily put on hold the part of the decision about the 2000 FDA decision because it might be past the deadline for bringing legal challenges, though added that it was a “close call” and that the court might go the opposite direction after receiving additional legal arguments. But the appellate court rejected a stay on anything from 2016 to the present, affirming the trial court’s injunction.
All of those items were for a stay pending appeal. The appeals court will now receiving full legal briefing and hear oral arguments on those issues to make a final decision.
However, Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) asked the Supreme Court to grant a stay of the lower court decisions. Last week, Justice Samuel Alito issued an administrative stay for five days while the plaintiff in one of the cases filed papers opposing a stay.
A final decision hasn't been made yet. The Supreme Court issued a temporary stay on April 21 "pending disposition of the appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, if such a writ is timely sought."