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American Life League’s Week in Review – Positive decisions from SCOTUS as we await the inauguration

Pro-Life This Week – January 15, 2021: The Supreme Court of the United States rejected a preliminary plea of Cook Children’s Medical Center to pull the plug on Baby Tinslee Lewis against her mother’s will.

American Life League — In two decisions this week, the Supreme Court of the United States voted to help stop the killing.

First, the justices granted a request by the Trump administration’s Food and Drug Administration to block mail delivery of abortion pills. The approved protocol for the distribution of the abortion pill is that the woman (mother) must pick up the killing pills at a medical facility. Last year a federal judge had halted that requirement, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason. After several tries, the FDA got SCOTUS to reinstate the requirement. It is interesting to note that reports quote the three liberal SCOTUS judges (Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan) saying they would have left the situation unchanged so the abortion pills could be mailed to the women. 

LifeSiteNews reported this week that “The Supreme Court of the United States rejected a preliminary plea of Cook Children’s Medical Center to pull the plug on Baby Tinslee Lewis against her mother’s will. Baby Tinslee’s fight for her life began in November 2019 when the Fort Worth hospital moved to end the child’s life against her mother’s will under the deadly Texas 10-Day Rule. Her court case struck a massive blow to the anti-Life statute in a Texas appeals court, and Cook Children’s sought to overturn the decision. Every higher court since, including now the U.S. Supreme Court, has prevented the hospital from unilaterally removing Tinslee’s life-sustaining treatment over her mother’s objection. The opinion against the 10-Day Rule still stands, and the case will now return to the lower court for final adjudication on the merits.”

Earlier this week, the National Review reported that Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that the Supreme Court needs to re-examine how it has ruled in cases involving buffer zones around abortion facilities. While agreeing with other justices not to hear a particular buffer zone case, Thomas wrote: “I agree with the Court’s decision not to take up this case [Bruni v. City of Pittsburgh] because it involves unclear, preliminary questions about the proper interpretation of state law. But the Court should take up this issue in an appropriate case to resolve the glaring tension in our precedents.” 

Of course, this is the “waiting week” as the country gets ready for the inauguration of Joe Biden in five days as the next president of the United States. Although Biden will issue a number of executive orders and proclamations during his first days in office, he will still be dealing with the bureaucracy that is the United States government. You can expect the immediate media hype and the bold statements from Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups, and then the reality of Washington, DC, steps in. Federal government spending for the fiscal year October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021, is already set in place. It was contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 that was signed into law by President Trump on December 27, 2020. Thus, with the possible exception of money earmarked for the pandemic, discussion of increased or decreased spending by the federal government is going to be addressed in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget bills that need to be in place in nine months.This may be the first time Christians will thank God for the bureaucracy as we work to stem the tide of big government killing babies and implement our own private sector support for moms, dads, preborn children, and those facing euthanasia and assisted suicide. Let’s let the pro-death folks get the headlines while we quietly and consistently save all of God’s children.

SOURCE American Life League

PHOTO CREDIT: Thomas Hawk

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