Obama Judge Rules NC Residents Can Take Abortion Drug at Home

(LibertySons.org) – Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June of 2022 and returned the abortion issue back to the states, individual states have had varying degrees of success in passing laws restricting the procedure. In addition to the surgical procedures, states also have to deal with chemical abortions and the regulations of the drugs used for them. In North Carolina, a federal judge has ruled at least part of the state’s regulations regarding home use are not in line with the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

On Monday, June 3, Judge Catherine Eagles, who was nominated by President Barack Obama, issued an injunction making her April 30 ruling in Amy Bryant MD v. Joshua H. Stein (the Attorney General for the State of North Carolina) permanent. In it, the judge blocked some of the state regulations on chemical abortion pills and upheld others.

Judge Eagles blocked the requirement that the abortion-causing drugs had to be prescribed and picked up in person. She said the FDA was responsible for regulating the safety and distribution of harmful drugs, and it had already deemed the drugs safe for use by pregnant women at home.

However, the news wasn’t all good for Pro-choice/pro-abortion activists. The judge did not block the requirement that the pregnant woman need to be seen in person and have an ultrasound before the meds can be prescribed.

Stein, the so-called defendant in this case and an abortion rights activist, didn’t put up any kind of defense against the points made by the prosecution. Bryant, the plaintiff, applauded the new ruling, saying it would “allow for increased access to safe and effective medication abortion care.”

Of course, all this may be moot once the Supreme Court hears and rules on a case scheduled for this term regarding mifepristone, one of the drugs used in chemical abortions.

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