August 18, 2023
Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) overstepped its bounds by deregulating mail-order abortion drugs in 2016 and by “authorizing” its availability through mail services in 2021.
“Today the Fifth Circuit rightly required the FDA to do its job and to restore crucial safeguards for women and girls, including ending illegal mail-order abortion,” said Erin Hawley, a lawyer for Alliance Defending Freedom. “The FDA will finally be made to account for the damage it has caused to the health of countless women and the rule of law by unlawfully removing almost every meaningful safeguard from the chemical-abortion drug regimen.”
The court's rebuke was aimed at Biden's policy to empower the FDA to provide mail-order abortions. Biden's policy lowered gestational age for drug use from 10-7 weeks, reduced necessary office visits from three to one, permitted non-medical to prescribe abortifacient, and eliminated the mandate to report non-lethal adverse events associated with the pills.
This certainly is a step in the right direction to reigning in the “Unauthorized Authorization of the Biden Administration!”
In Louisiana, if a woman who is in a same-sex “marriage” has a child and the couple “divorces”, the biological mother’s so-called “ex-wife” does not have the right to seek custody. An ongoing case seeks to challenge that standard.
A Denham Springs resident involved in a custody disagreement with her former “spouse” has filed a lawsuit contesting Louisiana law, asserting that it infringes on the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.
“I think this factual circumstance means it’s probably going to end up in the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Charles Blaize Jr., the attorney representing the plaintiff. “Because the ultimate argument is whether or not Louisiana statutes are constitutional or unconstitutional as applied to the Obergefell decision.”
Obergefell's rogue ruling did not speak to matters of inheritances, property division, child support, custody rights, or other aspects associated with traditional marriage.
Stay tuned…this Clarence Thomas court may have more to say on Obergefell!
The latest edition of the annual American Bible Society's (ABS) State of the Bible USA 2023 survey delved into the beliefs and behaviors of Gen Z, individuals born in 1997 or later. The report indicates that while more Gen Z’ers identify as agnostics, atheists, or "nones" compared to the past, 58% of Gen Z’ers still identify as Christians, with half claiming that the Bible transformed their lives.
Interestingly, 22% of younger Gen Z’ers said they consult the Bible more over the past year, while only 12% of their older counterparts said the same. Moreover, younger Gen Z’ers displayed a notably lower likelihood of being called;"Bible Disengaged" compared to the older group.
ABS Insights Officer John F. Plake said, "Ministry leaders might find it unexpected that young adults in the Gen Z demographic are receptive to conversations about the bible. Considering the ongoing trends, engaging in such discussions is of paramount importance."
WOW – it’s encouraging to consider that a move of God is underway in our next generation!
Friends, don’t forget to take a look at LFF’s legislative scorecard to see how your legislators voted this last session! We should always hold our representatives accountable when they don’t vote in favor of life, liberty, and family.
In His Service,