Justice Department Allows USPS to Deliver Abortion Drugs

Officials say authority extends to states that have reduced access to abortions. 

The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel issued a legal opinion allowing the U.S. Postal Service to deliver prescription abortion drugs. The department’s opinion was rendered at the request of the Postal Service after the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court last June that overturned Roe v. Wade

“There are manifold ways in which recipients in every state may use these drugs, including to produce an abortion, without violating state law,” OLC Assistant Attorney General Christopher Schroeder wrote in the opinion. “Therefore, the mere mailing of such drugs to a particular jurisdiction is an insufficient basis for concluding that the sender intends them to be used unlawfully.” 

The opinion also permits carriers like UPS or FedEx to also deliver abortion drugs. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Attorney General Schroeder to be led by God as he heads the Office of Legal Counsel.
  • For Attorney General Merrick Garland and Justice Department officials as they determine the cases to argue.
  • For Postmaster DeJoy and USPS officials as they seek to comply with federal laws.

Sources: The Hill, Wall Street Journal 


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