If Republican lawmakers thought it would be easy to outlaw abortion as passing legislation, they were wrong.
Biden's Department of Justice just figured out a workaround.
This week, the DOJ approved abortion pills could be distributed in red states, regardless of state laws, via the United States Postal Service.
We Will Mail Them to You
Abortion pills have become a very popular form of birth control.
There is no surgery, just a pill that kills the fetus after a full cycle of the medication.
With numerous red states outlawing abortion after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Biden administration has been trying to figure out how it could circumvent these states' laws to still allow abortion in these states.
It would appear that the DOJ has figured it out.
According to the DOJ, mailing out the abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol is not a violation of the Comstock Act.
That is an 1873 law that "prevent the mails from being used to corrupt the public morals."
For the most part, Congress has repealed laws that would have blocked the mailing of birth control pills and contraceptives, and now I guess we can add abortion pills to that list.
The opinion states, "Federal law does not prohibit the use of mifepristone and misoprostol. Indeed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ('FDA') has determined the use of mifepristone in a regimen with misoprostol to be safe and effective for the medical termination of early pregnancy.
"Moreover, there are manifold ways in which recipients in every state may use these drugs, including to produce an abortion, without violating state law. Therefore, the mere mailing of such drugs to a particular jurisdiction is an insufficient basis for concluding that the sender intends them to be used unlawfully."
While these pills can be mailed, that will still not prevent states from going after the senders or receivers of the pills if they find out about it and choose to prosecute.
Another move that was made this week will make abortion pills available at more big chain stores and pharmacies.
Source: Fox News