Supreme Court Lets Planned Parenthood Risk Women’s Lives With Dangerous Abortion Pill

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 15, 2014   |   11:44AM   |   Washington, DC

The RU 486 abortion pill has been responsible for killing dozens of people — including women in the United States — and injuring thousands more. But the Supreme Court refused to take a case today to protect women from it.

Contrary to Food and Drug Administration protocols, Planned Parenthood distributes abortion-inducing drugs to women, oftentimes without requiring an in-person visit, up until two weeks beyond the prescribed 49 days from their last menstrual cycle. Furthermore, the organization sends women home to complete the chemical abortion themselves without a physician present.

Planned Parenthood’s instructions have directly led to the deaths of women from mifepristone, another name for the RU 486 abortion pill. Planned Parenthood had been telling women to use the abortion drug vaginally even though the FDA indicated oral use is safer for women. It wasn’t until four California women all died within a week of using the abortion drug they received from Planned Parenthood abortion businesses that it changed its policy to conform to the FDA protocol.

plannedparenthood118Knowing all that, the state of Arizona had approved a bill designed to protect women’s health from Planned Parenthood, the abortion business that was violating FDA protocols and putting women’s lives at risk by how it was improperly dispensing the abortion drug. The law bans dispensing the drug during the 7th-9th weeks of pregnancy, when women may die form using it.

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Previously, the The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling 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. Today, the Supreme Court refused to hear the state’s appeal in order to uphold the pro-life law.

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 initially 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.

After its passage in the Arizona legislature, the pro-life Center for Arizona Policy hailed the law.

“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,” it said.

“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,” it added.

The case is Humble v. Planned Parenthood, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 14-284.