ERLC: '3 upcoming Supreme Court rulings affect vulnerable lives'

By ERLC Staff - Posted at Baptist Press:

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to deliver rulings on three cases important to Southern Baptists by the end of June. Each case centers around the protection of vulnerable lives, including the lives of preborn children and of vulnerable women and children suffering from domestic violence.

Here is a brief explanation that highlights what you should know about these pending cases:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM)

This case challenges the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval and regulation of mifepristone, a drug used in combination with misoprostol for chemical abortions.

The plaintiffs, a group of pro-life medical organizations called the “Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine,” argue that the FDA improperly approved mifepristone and made changes to the advised use of this drug. Such changes include:
  • expanded mail-order access to the drug
  • allowing for its prescription three weeks further along in a woman’s pregnancy
  • removing other safety precautions to protect women against medical emergencies such as unchecked internal bleeding as a result of an ectopic pregnancy or other complication with a chemical abortion

Update 6.13.2024: