Court Allows Planned Parenthood to Violate FDA Protocols, Hurt Women With Abortion Drug

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 2, 2014   |   4:01PM   |   Phoenix, AZ

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.

plannedparenthood30bPlanned 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:

“When Planned Parenthood loses, women win. Today’s decision by a Federal Court to deny a request by Arizona’s largest abortion provider to temporarily block a common sense health and safety standard is a victory for anyone who cares for the well-being of women.

Passed in 2012, the purpose of this law is to ensure the abortion industry distributes the dangerous and deadly abortion pill in line with FDA protocol. While the FDA protocol requires the pill to be distributed within the first 49 days of a pregnancy, Planned Parenthood has dispensed the pill through 63 days of a pregnancy.

With all the evidence that shows the abortion pill presents serious risks to the lives of women, it should be distributed with the utmost care. It is irresponsible for Planned Parenthood to persist in ignoring this protocol for a pill that is responsible for at least 14 deaths in the United States.

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.”