Supreme Court to hear first abortion case since Dobbs on March 26

By Dave Andrusko And here we go. The Supreme Court today released its calendar for March oral arguments and said they will hear FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine on March 26. It’s the first time since the court’s historic 2022 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe, that the justices will weigh in on the issue of abortion. The …

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments Involving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Mifepristone

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments this term regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s decisions in 2016 and 2021 to loosen regulations of the abortion drug mifepristone and whether the challengers have standing to bring their case. “Today’s decision means the Court will hear about the dangers of the …

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Justices agree to review lower-court ruling on access to abortion pill

By Dave Andrusko In a brief one-page order, the Supreme Court this morning agreed to review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that sharply curbed but did not eliminate access to mifepristone. Mifepristone is one of the two drugs used in “medication” abortions which now account for over half …

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Supreme Court to Consider Case Challenging Use of Abortion Pill

By Kim Schwartz The Supreme Court of the United States announced today it would review whether the FDA followed proper protocol in loosening safeguards on the abortion pill mifepristone. Four national medical associations, four doctors, and Alliance Defending Freedom sued the FDA last year, asserting the agency overstepped its authority, first in approving the abortion …

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Biden Administration asks Supreme Court to review 5th Circuit’s ruling that placed significant restrictions on distribution of abortion pill

By Dave Andrusko As expected, on Friday the Biden Administration asked the Supreme Court to review a 5th District Court of Appeals  opinion that kept the abortion pill mifepristone available but did place significant restrictions on its distribution. In court papers U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar said that the 5th Circuit had imposed “novel requirements that have no basis” …

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The High Court is no longer reading the Constitution as a pro-abortion blueprint

My Fourth of July festivities seemed brighter this year, and my appreciation of my country appeared greater than ever. Why? Because I celebrate last year’s overturn of the dreadful Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision. Read the whole story.

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Supreme Court gives South Carolina the chance to defend defunding Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko The Washington Examiner’s Gabrielle M. Etzel succinctly describes the Supreme Court’s action yesterday: The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lower court order blocking South Carolina’s attempt to prevent Medicaid funding from going to Planned Parenthood, sending the case back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Gov. Henry McMaster lauded the High …

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Liberal journalists deeply hate Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas

This is Taranto’s second article on what he calls “comically incompetent journalism” on Thomas. After the first, a Denver Post editor tweeted against him for attacking good journalists, which spurred this memorable quote: I would never attack good journalists, if only for fear of harming an endangered species. My contention is that the ProPublica troika’s …

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 Supreme Court stays lower court ruling, returns abortion pill controversy to the 5th Circuit

By Dave Andrusko Just after 6:30 on Friday evening, the Supreme Court issued a one-paragraph unsigned order granting an emergency application from the Biden administration to maintain FDA approval of mifepristone after the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals placed limitations on the first of two drugs that make up the chemical abortion regimen. At the request of the Justice Department and …

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National Right to Life on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Abortion Drug Mifepristone

Decision Stays Lower Court Ruling Returns the Issue to the 5th Circuit for Full Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court released a decision that stayed lower court rulings and returned the issue to the 5th Circuit for a full hearing in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Chemical abortion …

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Supreme Court delays its decision on abortion pill until Friday

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday afternoon, NRLC was up to its collective eyeballs, what with the predictable—but still highly offensive—action by the  Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate that defeated a Republican effort to stop the Biden Administration’s illegal order to turn Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals into abortion centers. So there wasn’t time to discuss the Supreme Court’s 11th hour decision …

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Supreme Court expected to issue key ruling today on mifepristone

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Virtually at the last minute, the Supreme Court announced that the court would extend its stay through Friday evening, giving the justices more time to consider the case. Last Friday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito granted a request from the Department of Justice for an administrative stay, which preserves the status quo …

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