GOP Rep. Nancy Mace Sides with Pro-Abortion Radicals on Abortion Pill Ruling
This week, Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace (S.C.) once again brought shame on her party by vocally advocating for the White House and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ignore a ruling from a Texas federal judge that revokes FDA approval for the chemical abortion regimen.
The federal court sided with the plaintiff in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, who argued that the FDA bypassed significant safety concerns for women and girls when approving the abortion drugs through a highly politicized process in 2000. The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine is represented by the top-notch legal minds at Alliance Defending Freedom, who similarly assisted in winning the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case in 2022.
According to Mace in several interviews this week, however, the Texas ruling is “unconstitutional,” adding that “it’s not up to us to decide as legislators … whether or not this is the right drug to use or not, number one. I agree with ignoring it at this point.” She also argued, “The other thing that we’re missing, too, is that [Republicans] are not on the right side of history if we’re going to take the extreme position on this issue, because the vast majority of Americans are not with us on that. They’re just not.”
Notably, by suggesting that the Biden administration ignore the Texas federal judge’s ruling, Mace joins the ranks of such extreme leftists as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in fighting for special privileges for the abortion industry.
By contrast, however, even some of the most high-profile pro-abortion voices in the United States have contradicted the call to ignore the federal judge’s ruling. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated in a briefing on Monday that “it will also set a dangerous precedent for this administration to disregard a binding decision,” though she added that the administration is “ready to fight this.” Even Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson told MSNBC in an interview that she disagrees with the calls to ignore the federal judge’s ruling.
Of course, this is not the first time that Mace has outspokenly sided with pro-abortion radicals rather than the GOP. Prior to the 2022 midterms, she claimed, “Somewhere in the middle is where we’ve got to meet” when it comes to abortion, also stating that she “insists that we do not listen to the most extreme voices among us on either side of the aisle.” Due to tragically experiencing a sexual assault earlier in her life, Mace frequently demands that the GOP support exceptions to pro-life protections in cases of rape and incest and perpetuates the debunked concept of medically necessary abortions.
At first glance, Mace may appear to be offering a legitimate middle ground between Democrats and Republicans on one of the most heated topics facing our nation today. After all, who doesn’t love a compromise? And, for many other issues in public policy, diplomacy and the search for a middle ground is certainly ethically feasible.
Not so, however, when it comes to the matter of whether human children should be killed in their mothers’ wombs. The issue of abortion is morally unique because it is rooted in the fundamental equal value of every human being — an immutable principle that exists only in black and white, never in shades of gray.
In 2023, when we ponder other times in American history when the equal worth of every human was rejected, it is easy to say that slavery abolitionists were on the “right side” of history. We can easily and non-controversially agree that there was no appropriate “middle ground” when it came to freeing the slaves. How, then, could we claim that there is a middle ground when it comes to protecting unborn life? The only ethically consistent stance is to relentlessly pursue the protection of all unborn children from the drugs and procedures that have been permitted to legally end their lives.
Rep. Mace has consistently made a habit of seeking to score points with the pro-abortion crowd by rejecting firm stances on the sanctity of human life. Regardless of her intentions, her actions and words on abortion have served only to demonize more courageous GOPers who aren’t ashamed to fight for unborn life, without exceptions, and through every available avenue.
Make no mistake: Democrats aren’t interested in finding a middle ground on abortion. The GOP cannot make compromises when the concessions at stake are the lives of innocent human children.