Considering all the overreach by our dubious federal government these days, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise when a small group of liberal judges lay waste to the laws of a mere state. After all, according to the Obama administration’s mammoth agencies, states lost their sovereignty long ago.
But even so, one would think the 9th Circuit justices might at least consider the federal government’s own guidelines on pharmaceutical issues. Then again, I guess all those inconvenient rules are meant to be bent, twisted, and broken as often as necessary to further the socialist agenda.
In 2012, HB 2036 was passed by the Arizona State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer. The law, which took effect in April, 2014, was an important step in tightening regulations on abortion providers to ensure that the medical care they provide to pregnant women is in compliance with federal guidelines and not based upon what’s best for the clinic’s profit margin.
But no sooner had the law taken effect than Planned Parenthood and the Tucson Women’s Center filed suit in seeking an injunction against it on the grounds that it puts an “undue burden” on women seeking an abortion. However, U.S. District Court Judge David Bury refused to grant an injunction and rejected their argument, stating the law was put in place to protect women from “dangerous and potentially deadly ‘off-label’ uses.”
But even before Judge Bury could rule on the legal issues, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals slammed down their collective heavy-handed gavel and granted a temporary stay. Apparently they have no respect for the lower court’s legal process or deliberation.
The absurdity is that the portion of the law in question simply mandates that the abortifacient drug, RU-486, Mifeprex, be only used as per the guidelines of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Seems pretty straight forward, but Planned Parenthood wants permission to do something no other doctor or hospital can do in the country. They want to operate outside government rules and collect your tax dollars while doing it.
Joanne Moudy is the author of “The Tenth,” a paranormal thriller exploring the very real trauma of abortion in a fictional realm. She proudly served as an officer in the military for nine years, before specializing in emergency nursing until retirement. She speaks regularly on the subjects of religious freedom, traditional marriage, and pro-life, and the impact of liberalism and secularism on all of humanity. You can follow her on Twitter @composedof1.