Supreme Court Finds that “Federal Agencies Are Not God”: A Warning Shot to Other Out-of-Control Agencies Like the FDA

Kristi Hamrick - 28 Jun 2024

“Federal agencies have used a legal principle known as Chevron deference to make radical regulations with the power of laws without opposition based on the idea that agency ‘experts’ know best. They don’t,” said Students for Life of America’s Kristan Hawkins. “That abuse of power extends throughout the government. And when it comes to Chemical Abortion Pill policy in particular, getting rid of Chevron is the first domino to fall as we address the deadly business of abortion set up by the Biden-Harris Administration, after overreach by both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.”

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WASHINGTON D.C. (06-28-2024) – In a 6 to 3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today ended the tyranny of the Chevron deference, used for years to support whatever policy an agency bureaucrat might choose to force. Students for Life of America (SFLA) joined an amicus brief filed by Advancing American Freedom in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo & Relentless, Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Commerce that addressed oppressive requirements demanded of fishermen by the EPA and opposed Chevron deference for its overreach. In the decision, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, noted that courts are best placed to resolve differences “because agencies have no special competence in resolving statutory ambiguities.”

“Federal agencies are not ‘god,’ with all-seeing, all-knowing abilities, and if you don’t believe that, consider the runaway influence of Dr. Anthony Fauci,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “On abortion policy, the Online, No Test distribution scheme of Chemical Abortion Pills set up by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exposes women to injury, infertility, and death, as well as empowers abusers who use the pills against women without their knowledge or consent. Throw in the potential environmental harms from abortion water pollution as chemically tainted blood, placenta tissue, and human remains are flushed into America’s waterways, and there is a crisis allowed with the permission and neglect of our government. Ending Chevron deference takes away a tool used by out-of-control bureaucrats to make the policy of their choosing.”

As SFLA has written, “The landmark case Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. centered on a disagreement about what was required to comply with the Clean Air Act; Chevron was a company that opposed some of the EPA regulation of their factories.” Learn more about Chevron here.

“Right now, we are seeing legal cases that rely on deference to agencies to stop state’s efforts to protect life,” noted Hawkins. “Ending Chevron deference clears the way for states to act.” For example, this month in North Carolina, a federal judge said that a state Chemical Abortion Pill law could not get to work because of a conflict with FDA policy. Read more here.

The Loper case is one of three that SFLA is watching for; to learn more about other pending, abortion-related decisions in the wings, CLICK HERE.

READ MORE about the dangers of Chemical Abortion Pills in an op-ed at FOX from Hawkins & SFLA Vice President of Media & Policy Kristi Hamrick, titled: Forget gas stoves. The big polluter is in Biden’s backyard

Learn more about the dangers of Chemical Abortion Pills at THIS IS CHEMICAL ABORTION.

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The Pro-Life Generation (PLG) is an umbrella organization encompassing the most-cutting edge engagement opportunities for a Vote Pro-Life First Community. PLG includes Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), that together make up the nation’s largest, pro-life youth organization, managing a grassroots political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, PLG/SFLA/SFLAction serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. Our team has more conversations with this generation targeted by the abortion lobby than any other pro-life operation in the world, each week reaching more than 4 million across social media platforms and averaging 1.3 million video views. In addition to SFLA/SFLAction, PLG leads multiple initiatives to lead and serve the future of the pro-life movement including the Campaign for Abortion Free CitiesStanding With You, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement . Over more than 17 years, PLG CEO Kristan Hawkins has grown the operation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America.

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