TN Attorney General Joins Coalition Urging SCOTUS To Reiterate The People’s Right To Regulate Abortion

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Press Release –

Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti joined 20 other state attorneys general in filing an amicus brief recently urging the Supreme Court of the United States to reject the FDA’s attempt to push a national mail-order abortion regime in violation of federal law, of state laws, and of the Court’s Dobbs opinion. 

“Tennesseans have chosen, through the democratic process of representative government, to prohibit elective abortions and strictly regulate abortion-inducing drugs,” General Skrmetti said. “The federal bureaucracy has explicitly sought to undermine Tennessee’s legitimate act of self-government at every turn. We are asking the United States Supreme Court to protect the ability of states to govern themselves, to allow our federal republic to function as a federal republic, and to stop this attack on the separation of powers at the core of our constitutional system.” 

In the brief, the attorneys general write, “The day Dobbs was decided, President Biden directed his Administration to ensure that abortion drugs are ‘as widely accessible as possible,’ including ‘through telehealth and sent by mail.’” 

The coalition argues that FDA’s efforts to impose a mail-order elective-abortion regime disregards the protections for life, health, and safety adopted by numerous States’ elected representatives. 

The attorneys general continue, “The Administration claims that it has the power to make abortion drugs broadly accessible despite contrary determinations by States and despite laws that States have enacted to protect life, health, and safety in the use of those drugs…That claim is wrong.” 

The coalition concludes that due to the FDA’s lack of authority to establish a mail-order abortion regime, and States’ statutory authority returned in the Court’s Dobbs decision, the public interest “strongly weights against the FDA’s effort to override duly enacted state laws.” 

General Skrmetti was joined in the filing by state attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. 

Read the brief in its entirety here.


2 thoughts on “TN Attorney General Joins Coalition Urging SCOTUS To Reiterate The People’s Right To Regulate Abortion

  • April 28, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    Do Republicans want to lose? I don’t want the Dems to take total control. In the 2022 elections Republicans did much worse than expected because they took extremist positions on abortion. Roe stood for 50 years thru many justices – it was a compromise.

    Banning all abortions and the abortion drugs is a BAD idea and will lose votes.

    I get emails from Libs to see what they say. The # 1 argument against Repubs is that they want to force teenagers to have a rapist’s baby.

    I won’t vote for anyone who has an extremist opinion on this. If the Dems take over and control the court, everything will change very badly, including banning guns and totally open borders. Is it worth it?

    The truth is that during Roe there were 20 million abortions. 90% of them were single mothers on welfare. Those abortions stopped the US from becoming a socialist nation run by Marxist Dems.

    • April 28, 2023 at 11:52 pm

      Thank you Mr Skrmetti for this principled stand for the unborn. It is encouraging to see other AG’s taking part in this action.


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