Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the abortion industry pushed the FDA to approve the import and sale of the abortion pill dubbed RU-486 by its French manufacturer. The slang term “86” means to eject or throw something or someone away, so the pill’s trade name truthfully conveyed its demonic effect of throwing away a human life.
In the waning months of Bill Clinton’s presidency, the FDA responded to pro-abortion pressure by rushing its approval of this abortion drug, but only by falsely treating pregnancy as an illness, instead of a natural and healthy part of a woman’s life. Studies confirm that carrying a pregnancy to term, especially before age 30, is beneficial to a woman’s long-term health.
The FDA’s improper approval was promptly challenged more than a decade ago. But the FDA “postponed and procrastinated for nearly 6,000 days,” observed a federal court ruling in Texas on Good Friday. Two days later, Biden’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, lashed out against the judge’s ruling, ominously declaring that “everything is on the table.” That kind of strong rhetoric is what liberals frequently criticize Trump for.
The court’s decision cited studies showing how physically and mentally harmful the abortion pill can be to pregnant women and girls. The pill was approved by the FDA for the benefit of the abortion industry, not to help women. Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled, “Compelling evidence suggests the statistics provided by FDA on the adverse effects of chemical abortion understate the negative impact the chemical abortion regimen has on women and girls.” He added, “the abortionist that prescribed the drugs is usually not the provider to manage the mother’s complications.”
The Supreme Court missed the mark by overturning Judge Kacsmaryk’s wise decision. With Justices Alito and Thomas as the two dissenting voices, the High Court allowed a dangerous drug to remain on the street which only benefits the companies that deal them, not the desperate women and girls who take them. RU-486, or mifepristone as it is commonly called, is not just the enemy of the pro-life movement, but the enemy of everyone who believes that drugs should be earnestly and thoroughly vetted before being approved for American consumers.