On May 27, the ACLU and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over safety requirements for abortion drugs.

In a nutshell, the lawsuit claims some of the FDA’s safety requirements regarding the use of abortion-inducing drugs — like RU-486 — should be lifted during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

The FDA is fighting back against the lawsuit — and Arkansas, along with nine other states, has asked to help defend the safety requirements against the ACLU’s legal challenge.

On June 8, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Alabama, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma all filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit.

Intervening in the lawsuit would let Attorneys General from these ten states help defend the federal government’s safety requirements for abortion drugs.

Arkansans should be proud to have a state Attorney General who is willing to stand up against the pro-abortion agenda of groups like ACLU and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

It’s simply ridiculous that anyone would sue the FDA to lift safety requirements on abortion drugs during a pandemic. Fortunately, the federal government and states like Arkansas are pushing back against that agenda.