Court Ruling Stopping Mail-Order Abortions Could Cut Abortions 15%, Save 140,000 Babies

A federal appeals court gave pro-life Americans good news yesterday when it issued a ruling putting safety regulations back on the dangerous abortion pill to help protect the life and health of women. Although the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals did not take the dangerous abortion pill off the market, one aspect of its decision could result in saving the lives of tens of thousands of unborn children — or more.

As LifeNews reported, a federal appeals court issued a ruling requiring the FDA to restore the safeguards it recently removed on the dangerous abortion pill that has killed dozens of women and injured thousands.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision Wednesday in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration that found the FDA must restore critical safeguards for chemical abortion drugs. The appeals court condemned the improper FDA approval process for the drug and restored strict limits on the drug meant to protect women’s health that the Biden administration removed.

But the appeals court went further. The appeals court ruling prohibits abortion businesses from sending chemical abortion drugs through the mail, which the FDA had been allowing since 2021 in direct violation of longstanding federal law. If upheld by the Supreme Court, the ruling will put a massive dent in the mail-order abortion business.

That’s a big deal because abortion businesses inside and outside the United States are breaking the law and putting women’s lives in danger by selling and mailing abortion pills to women across the United States without a proper doctor consultation. And those dangerous abortion pills are killing babies in pro-life states as these companies circumvent abortion bans that are in place in pro-life states to support pregnant women and protect their babies from abortions.