Life Goes to Court – Again

March 14, 2024

One week from today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pivotal abortion case, the first to come before the high court since it struck down Roe v. Wade nearly two years ago.

On March 26th, the Court will take up the issue of abortion pills and the risk they pose to women. Available since 2000, the Food and Drug Administration and, more recently, the Biden Administration, have loosened access to abortion pills over the years.

Originally, abortion pills could only be administered by a doctor during an in-person visit to determine the gestational age of the baby and the health of the mother. In order to safeguard a woman’s health through the medical abortion, the regimen required a second visit 3 days later and a final examination 14 days after that.

In 2016, the FDA eliminated the requirement that doctors provide follow-up visits on the 3rd and 14th days. They also eliminated the requirement that only doctors could prescribe abortion pills.

In 2021, the FDA used COVID to justify radical change these rules again. Shockingly, they removed all in-person examination requirements, permitting abortion pills to be mailed to patients regardless of what state they lived in and what their state laws said about the legality of abortion.

All of these changes put women’s health at greater risk and also further empowered sex abusers and sex traffickers by allowing them to cover up the consequences of their crimes – consequences that are compounded for their victims through medical abortions they experience alone and often with great trauma.

The Court will examine these concerns next week in a lawsuit challenging the FDA rules, brought by a number of pro-life doctors and our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom.

We are asking you to join us in prayer over the coming week and on the 26th in particular.

We will be praying that:

  • Clear pro-life arguments would be made
  • The justices would understand the risks posed to women by abortion pills and would value every human life, and
  • Ultimately, the use of abortion pills would be reined in

Thank you for joining us in these prayers.


Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy


P.S. Prayer is always needed for our nation and this year in particular with elections less than 8 months from now. Click HERE to download our election year prayer guide. It is a fantastic resource for your personal prayer time, your small group or Sunday School class

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