For Immediate Release: April 8, 2023
On Friday, April 7, late in the afternoon, Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk of the Northern District of Texas recognized that the FDA disobeyed its procedural requirements to approve the abortion drug Mifepristone for use. Mifepristone has been found to be five times more dangerous than surgical abortion, being dubbed the “chemical coat hanger.” In anticipation of this ruling, an Obama-appointed Judge, Thomas Rice of the Eastern District of Washington, contravened the TX ruling on behalf of only seventeen pro-abortion states and the District of Columbia, not including NY and CA. Oddly, in both rulings, the FDA is the defendant.
The ruling from Judge Rice requires absolute deregulation of the abortion drug, including the elimination of pharmacy certification and a patient’s informed consent. Rev. Jim Harden, author of Ethical Theory and Pertinent Standards in Women’s Reproductive Health—endorsed by Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D., M.A.C.P., Former Chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics—says, “Judge Rice’s ruling represents a reckless reduction in basic standard of women’s health care.”
This is not the first time the FDA has defended itself in court regarding its regulations for the abortion drug Mifepristone. In May 2020, under the Trump Administration, the FDA defended its tight regulations of Mifepristone. Yet, in April 2021, under the Biden Administration, it dramatically deregulated the same drug. It now defends those deregulations. Rev. Harden says, “The FDA is a presidential ping-pong ball. As evidenced by their schizophrenic defense of their own process and regulation of the chemical coat hanger, it is clear that they are not making decisions based on the safety of women, but on politics.”
For further evidence of the politicization of the FDA, one need look no further than the typical pro-abortion rhetoric coming from the usual suspects regarding the TX ruling. Kamala Harris claims the ruling undermines the FDA’s ability to do its job—when in fact the ruling was all about the FDA not doing its job. Sen. Hirono (D-HI)—who advocated a “call to arms” to pro-abortion people—shamelessly plagiarized Harris’s statement. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in the summer of 2022, dangerously fomented additional violence against pro-life pregnancy centers at the height of the pro-abortion Antifa domestic terror targeting pro-life entities, insisting pro-life pregnancy centers “torture” women and must be shut down. She too joins Harris and Hirono in claiming that the ruling itself is “lawless.”
Rev. Harden says, “The result of pro-abortion politicians’ irresponsible portrayal of Kacsmaryk’s ruling will only serve to foment more irrational anger and pro-abortion Antifa recruitment. This will inevitably lead to more violence—God forbid even on Easter Sunday.” Despite over 300 attacks on pro-life entities since the leak of the Dobbs case, it is irresponsible for the FBI and DOJ to continue to remain silent, refusing to issue a threat alert to pro-life organizations, denigrating and belittling the real concerns that exist based on the over 300 attacks with no convictions.
Rev. Harden says, “It is moments like these when civil societies call for debates, not arms. If militant members of pro-abortion Antifa (i.e. the John Brown Gun Club) display violence at churches and pregnancy centers in the coming days, they declare themselves to be cowards with Marxist beliefs that undermine civil society.”
Ahead of this ruling, CompassCare requested that the FBI issue threat alerts to pro-life organizations on February 20, March 16, and again after the ruling on April 7. The FBI refuses to respond.
Rev. Harden is asking U.S. citizens to sign a petition urging 1) their Senators and Congressmen to approve the Pregnancy Resource Center Defense Act and 2) their State Attorneys General to fulfill their oath to enforce the law equally, indicting members of pro-abortion Antifa for crimes targeting law-abiding pro-life citizens. To sign the petition, go to ProtectProLifeChristians.com.
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