The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling today siding with the Planned Parenthood abortion business in its legal battle to ignore FDA rules and subject women to dangerous abortions by giving them the abortion drug outside the guidelines the FDA has put in place.
Planned Parenthood of Arizona filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn important health and safety rules the state legislature approved to protect women using the dangerous abortion drug RU 486. The abortion drug is responsible for the deaths of dozens of women worldwide, including several in the United States alone, and it has injured at least 1,100 women in the United States alone as of 2006 figures from the Food and Drug Administration.
Planned Parenthood Arizona’s lawsuit was filed in Maricopa County Superior Court and it challenges two pro-life bills slated to take effect in 2011. The abortion business complains the bills would make abortions tougher to get in Arizona and would prohibit non-physicians from giving women the abortion drug — something the FDA recommends be limited to a licensed doctor.
A federal court has sided with women’s health over Planned Parenthood but now the federal appeals court has issued a decision today. The Ninth Circuit is an extremely liberal court that is frequently overturned and Arizona is expected to appeal the decision.
After the lower court decision, the pro-life the pro-life Center for Arizona Policy responded:
Based on the fact that now the Fifth and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals have rejected similar challenges to this law, and the Arizona Federal District Court has ruled that Planned Parenthood is not likely to succeed in this latest legal charade, I call on the abortion giant to drop their challenge. It would be shameful for Planned Parenthood to continue to waste state resources by pressing on with this frivolous lawsuit.”